Dialysis And Hiv

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Kidney Dialysis and HIV

I just had a catheter put in my belly for periotoneal dialysis. I will be starting in July 2003. I am not sure if periotoneal dialysis (PD) is right for me. I need to know which form of dialysis is best for a person with HIV. My T-cells are 112 and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I can't help you much. I have had HIV+ patients receive both forms of dialysis but most have had standard hemodialysis. Patients who are doing well HIV-wise and in good mental/physical health otherwise are Read more »

Hiv/Aids dialysis?

It is my understanding a patient who suffers from kidney failure goes through dialysis in which... Read more »

HIV Dialysis

Hello, once again thank you for your column. I have a question regarding an article I read in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...Know if There Are Problems With My Kidneys? What Are The Risk Factors For Kidney Disease? HIV Medications and the Kidneys Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation The Bottom Line Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Kidneys Transplanted Between HIV-Infected Patients

...months, the patients all had good renal function and did not have clinically significant graft rejection. They have not needed dialysis since the procedure. In South Africa, dialysis and transplantation from an HIV-negative donor are not... Read more »

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...and body surface area (instead of weight). The total daily dose should not exceed 400 mg for any individual. Individuals on dialysis should take a 200 mg tablet after each dialysis treatment.Some individuals may benefit from different doses of... Read more »

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Zidovudine was approved by the FDA on March 19, 1987, with other antiretroviral agents for the... Read more »
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Kidney Dialysis and AIDS

Posted by AlecPupah, 1 Reply
... Hi, I am in the beginning stages of dialysis. My T-cells are currently 112, my viral load 40,000. Not great but better than they have been in years. Anyway, I am wondering Read more »

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The correct med regimen

Posted by Jim327040, 2 Replies
...effectivness. I thank God that he moved me to get more information or my situation could have gone from bad to much worse (like dialysis for the rest of my life!). Remember, your doctors/PAs are well intentioned good people but they can make... Read more »

scared lost but optimistic

Posted by dean661, 10 Replies
I tested positive on April 20 and have taken all of the preliminary tests.I go in to see my doctor for results Monday. If I'm directed to start drug therapy do I listen do I pause and do further research do I stop the recent klonapin prescription so... Read more »
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