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Does Kidney Disease Mean That I Have Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...Transplantation The Bottom Line 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...
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HIV and Kidney Disease

Dear Dr. Henry, Thank you for taking my question. Can the HIV virus cause kidney disease? I am a 45 year old white male with AIDS and I have been diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease. I have been told that HIV does not cause kidney disease...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV can cause Kidney disease (HIV nephropathy) which for unclear reasons in the US is heavily concentrated in African American. High blood pressure, diabetes, Read more »

What medications are available to someone with AIDS & Stage 4 Kidney Disease

Thank you Dr. Young. I have AIDS (17 years), and now I have been diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease. My renal doctor tells me it is because my high blood pressure was never treated by my HIV doctor. I was told that HIV does not cause kidney...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Kidney disease (or it's risk) is unfortunately not uncommon among persons living with HIV. Untreated HIV infection alone can be a risk; though 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 »

HIV & Polycystic Kidney Disease

HIV pos. for 20+ years. Diagnosed with AIDS due to CD4 count 15 years ago. Recently diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, after ultra sound, and research into symptoms of kidney, or prostate issues. With this latest news, I have decided to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...drugs is not recommended since kidney and many other diseases can worsen when medications are stopped. The course of polycystic kidney disease is widely variable. There are a number of new HIV medications soon to be approved in the US that will... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Expert Discusses HIV-Related Kidney Disease, Susceptibility Among Blacks

...Klotman, chair of the Samuel F. Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who is "one of the world's leading experts on the kidney diseases associated with HIV." In the article, Klotman discussed the clinical details of HIV-associated... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: Toolkit for Local Responses to HIV/AIDS; YouthNet Publications; Kidney Disease Treatment Guidelines; TAI CARE Act Recommendations

...which reached 800 million households worldwide in 2002 (YouthNet release, 4/25). " Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in HIV-Infected Patients: Recommendations of the HIV Medical Association of the Infectious Diseases... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...loss are also available. You should also be monitored for cognitive problems (changes in thinking or memory), liver disease, kidney disease, metabolic and body shape abnormalities, diabetes, and mental health issues, including depression. ... Read more »
Project Inform

The Lingering Debate With Abacavir and Heart Disease 2008 found Ziagen itself increased this risk by 90%. Since Ziagen is still an option, frequently prescribed for those with kidney disease who may not be able to tolerate the often prescribed Viread (tenofovir), more research has been done to... Read more »
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Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant Read more »

Please explain what these results mean

Posted by Soloandlonely, 4 Replies
Dear, I hope someone will be able to help with explaining what the following information mean? Does it mean one needs treatment or not? RNA copies : 160080 cp/ml Log units : 5.204 CD4 ( 444) Please answer.. Read more »

easier to give up

Posted by borrowedtime, 6 Replies
...i tested positive last may 2008 (got exposed february 2008). further found out that i have kidney disease (and advised to go on low sodium/potassium diet, 1500 mg/2000mg per day), type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides. Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...found that HIV and Protease Inhibitors both make more likely that a person with HIV will get age related cancers, Alzheimer's, kidney disease, liver disease, and heart disease. The mechanisms are complex, but HIV and PIs disrupt, each in their... Read more »