Hiv And High Creatinine

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HIV and Kidney Disease

... Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? What Is Normal Kidney Function? How Do I 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
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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 had any problems with my A1C. For the last 6 mos my A1C has been high and my creatinine is at 2. I complained I was urinating at least 3 times a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV can cause renal dysfunction (HIV nephropathy) which seems to be a particularly serious problem in Arican-American. Treating Read more »

just got my labs

could you me help me understand this my �4pos.lymph came back at 16.5 and was marked low,my RBC was3.58 low,hemoglobin was 11.0 low,eGFR was 49 low,CREATININE SERUM HIGH 1.16,CALCIUM 8.4 LOW, exactly what does this mean?i was on kaletra an reyatayz...
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
...decreased meaning that there might be something going on with your kidney function. That could be due to a variety of things (HIV meds like truvada, other meds, other medical problems, etc). You need to have that checked out further, and whether... Read more »

eGFR follow up/update

Hi, I just asked about low GFR of 48. I noticed in another post that BUN and Creatinine are also important to Kidney function, so here are those numbers Creatinine, Serum: 1.55 H mg/dL which is high and BUN: 21 mg/dL. Also BUN/Creatinine Ratio of...
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
...currently on should cause less kidney issues not more. Given your GFR was better before and now has decreased along with an increased creatinine, it is time to look at other potential causes of kidney problems (other meds or medical conditions).... Read more »

HIV relatet nephropathy

Hello Dr Wohl,I'm a 46 yrs old male HIV + (known since march 2001)on trizivir since sept 2001 cd-4 nadir 370 currently 930. VL basic 7200 an undect. since 4 weeks initiating therapy and doing very well since testosterone replacement due to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill also therapeutic to HIV-associated nephropathy, but you are doing that anyway. Prednisone is a good "spot fix" to lower an elevated creatinine. Dr. Szczech generally thinks of it as a way to lower the blood creatinine if it is elevated.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. The FDA approved tenofovir for use against HIV in October 2001. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Tenofovir is... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

...Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »