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Hiv And Kidney Disease

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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 »

HIV and Kidney Disease

I am an African American Male, who has been POZ for approximately 5 yrs. I am currently taking Atripla with little to no side effects. My current labs: <50, CD4/CD4% 676/40%. Due to calcium level (8.8L), my Dr. requested labs to check for...
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
...conditions. Common medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure can contribute, particularly in African-Americans. HIV itself can cause kidney associated problems, but risks are reduced when on effective treatment and one has a... 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, kidney disease and nutrition

One of my clients has recently started kidney dialysis. She is HIV positive and has opposing health recommendations (for instance, she can't drink too much water due to her kidneys but she is encouraged to do so in relation to her HIV meds). I'm...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I personally do not know. I would contact some of the centers that do a lot of HIV+ dialysis, like Mt. Sinai in New York, or San Francisco General in San Francisco. Good luck! DTD 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and the Kidneys

...persons. It has been known for approximately 20 years that HIV may result in kidney failure. 1 Given that the specific types of kidney diseases seen among HIV-infected persons have a tremendous predilection for black Americans, 2 the focus... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Renal Complications of HIV/AIDS

...Anne Szczech is a nephrologist at Duke University Medical Center. She has a long-standing interest in the care of people with HIV and kidney disease and has been active in research in this area for many years. Selected Sources Burns, G. and... Read more »
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Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...people with AIDS getting a disease of the long bones called avascular necrosis. Some researchers are positing that long term HIV infection and perhaps the meds can lead to early onset osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and degeneration of the... 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 »

The feelings inside

Posted by Teatree, 5 Replies
...I have been HIV + for a year now. I have been handling it great. I'm still productive and valuable at work, trying to be the best friend, brother Read more »