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Hiv And High Creatinine

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High creatinine levels

I am a 47 years women living with HIV for 5 years now and taking combivir and sustiva my creatinine levels are now 1.3 and I was told they are high my HIV physcian has suggested to change my medication. Is there anything else I should do apart...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A full renal work up (looking at protein in urine, anatomy of kidneys, examination of other meds or conditions that can impact renal function is warranted. The zidovudine in Combivir generally doesnt have much of a negative kidney effect-neither... Read more »

High creatinine levels

I am a 55 yr old man living with HIV for 20 years. I developed diabetes a few years ago and never... Read more »

High levels of Creatinine Kinase enzyme in the blood

Thank you for this forum! The KClevels in my blood have been between 1300 & 1400 since I was... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cystatin C for Monitoring Kidney Health

Although the level of creatinine in the blood is often used to estimate the glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) -- and thereby kidney health -- creatinine may not always be the ideal substance to use for this purpose. Creatinine is produced when... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Skeletal Muscle Toxicity and Raltegravir

Prompted by higher rates of grade 3/4 creatinine kinase (CK) in registrational studies for raltegravir, and rare cases of rhabdomyolysis, Frederick Lee from St Vincent's, Sydney and colleagues looked at differences in muscle toxicity in 318 HIV... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

High Rate of New Infections With HPV Types Associated With a High Risk of Anal Cancer Among Gay Men Living With HIV

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported that the incidence of anal infection with strains of cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among HIV-positive gay men. Researchers in San Francisco conducted a prospective... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachussetts: Study Shows City Ranks High for HIV Infection

HIV infection among young people remains high statewide, according to a recently released study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Local officials say cuts in state funding for school health programs and community health centers,... Read more »
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High VL/High CD4: what to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »

Engaged in High-Risk Behavior - Had Many Symptoms - Am HIV Negative (Phew!)

Posted by IntrospectiveOne, 1 Reply
I'm posting this to let others know that hallmark symptoms of HIV that occur a few weeks after a high-risk sexual behavior don't necessarily mean one is infected. As I posted on July 1:

"I had sex (anal insertive) without a condom (I know, poor... Read more »

Highly resistant HIV

Posted by BeerMe30, 3 Replies
I have posted under different topics, really never sure which one is right. It has been a month after finding out positive. I just found out my lab results yesterday and it shows I have a high resistant form of HIV. I am just looking to hear from... Read more »

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »