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How Can I Take Care Of My Kidneys With Hiv

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HIV and Kidney Disease

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 issues can also cause kidney disease. Kidney...
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Kidney and HIV

I have nephritis membranous, where my kidney is leaking blood and protein into my urine and raising my creatinine level. My nephrologist is reluctant to use immune suppressants( cortisone or prednisone).He has tried Atacan to control my kidney, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV can cause kidney disease (HIV nephropathy). If you have that condition then treatment of HIV infection is highly recommended to protect residual kidney function. Aptripla often can't be used if there is renal impairment since 2 out of 3 of... Read more »

Truvada is causing my kidney to leak Phosphorus, what's the alternative?

Both my HIV (Primary Care Physician) and my Kidney specialist,MD. Tell me that Truvada (tenofovir) is causing my kidney to leak phosphorus. What can I replace the "Truvada" with ? My other meds are Norvir and Reyataz. My viral load un...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.Your doctors are correct, the tenofovir component of Truvada is associated with kidney injury in some people. Depending on the degree of kidney injury, it seems very reasonable to consider, therefore, alternatives... Read more »

Dr. Bob- The Kidney Donor

Dr. Bob,First let me wish you a Happy and healthy 2004. Your a wonderful caring man.I am not sure you remember but back in August you replied to my post. I am the guy who will soon be donating his kidney to his sister.At the time I was having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Kidney Donor,If you are having difficultly with folliculitis and a burning rash in the anal area, you need to see a dermatologist, not to get more HIV testing!That you are "still very scared this is HIV related" and that you... Read more »

Medications and kidney failure

Have there been any studies correlating long term use of HIV medications to kidney failure? My daughter was infected at birth she didn't take medications until she was 4 1/2, time of diagonisous. She started having headaches about 5 years ago....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting.There are so many different causes of kidney failure that I'd hesitate to say that your daughter's issues were only related to medications. The fact that she had survived so long is heartening, but all the... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

Kidney Infections

Posted by Anonymous
How common are kidney infections with HIV

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
3 months after exposure, i began to have kindey pains. Is this common during ARS or early during HIV progression

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you can get health care even if you have aids/hiv

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