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Can Hiv Cause Kidney Infection

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HIV and Kidney Disease

Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV disease can cause kidney failure due to HIV infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN. Other causes of kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. These problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some medications used to treat HIV infections or related health issues can also cause kidney disease. Kidney...
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HIV and Kidney Mass

Is there a connection between HIV+ and acquiring kidney mass?I will receive a laproscopic partial nephrectomy....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Possibly. You don't indicate what your CD4 count is or whether and what HIV treatment you may be receiving. Certain tumors and infections could be more likely to occur in someone with AIDS because of a poor immune system. But many things can... Read more »

Kidney and HIV

I have nephritis membranous, where my kidney is leaking blood and protein into my urine and raising my creatinine level. My nephrologist is reluctant to use immune suppressants( cortisone or prednisone).He has tried Atacan to control my kidney, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV can cause kidney disease (HIV nephropathy). If you have that condition then treatment of HIV infection is highly recommended to protect residual kidney function. Aptripla often can't be used if there is renal impairment since 2 out of 3 of... Read more »

Kidney Disease and HIV Medicatons

Dear Doctor,I will try and make this short. I was infected in 1991. It is sad how one mistake can change a persons life forever. I developed AIDS in 1994 and had to go on disability. I have had both hips replaced caused by AVN, pneumonia,...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for your post. You have truly been a fighter, and I can see you still want to fight this disease! That is good.Kidney disease with HIV can be related to several factors:1) People with low CD4 counts (especially below 200) are at... Read more »


Hello,I've been a poz since 2002, detected on seroconversion process. Since then until 2010 on Combivir and Stocrin, since 2010 on Atripla. Viral load always undetectable, CD4s always around 700. Beginning of 2010, a Pulmonary Hipertension was...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Kidney stones are fairly common in the general population (sometimes run in families, sometimes due to uric acid or calcium abnormalities so finding out what kind of stone is very useful if possible). Atripla has not been clearly linked to directly... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

Kidney Infections

Posted by Anonymous
How common are kidney infections with HIV

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Can a possible HIV infection cause watery stool 7 days after the possible exposure?

Posted by TML1991, 1 Reply
I have had watery stool, and my stomach has made a lot of noise, but nothing else, for the last two days, starting one week after the exposure. This has me concerned. Also, can stress do this? And is there any condition that just causes watery... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
3 months after exposure, i began to have kindey pains. Is this common during ARS or early during HIV progression

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