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Hiv And High Creatinine

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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 HIV effetively is important to slow down that process (so stopping HIV meds is generally not the answer). For... 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 »

Elevated creatinine levels

The results of my last set of labs showed elevated creatinine levels. In March my creatinine... Read more »
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 »

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Posted by BeerMe30, 3 Replies
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

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

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 »

Should I be worried about HIV-2 (high risk exposure, symptoms)

Posted by HIV2Scared, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!

I am a 20-year-old female who just returned from studying abroad in Cuba. I had unprotected vaginal sex one time with a bisexual man and gave him oral sex. He came in my mouth but did not come inside me during vaginal sex.

6 days... Read more »