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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? 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 The Bottom
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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, 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 and Kidney Mass

Is there a connection between HIV+ and acquiring kidney mass?I will receive a laproscopic partial nephrectomy.
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
...could be more likely to occur in someone with AIDS because of a poor immune system. But many things can be causing a mass in the kidney. Read more »

Kidneys & HIV

Can Norvir effect my kidneys?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Ritonavir (Norvir) has little direct effect on the kidneys though it interacts with many drugs that can cause kidney problems. KH 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis C, HIV and the Kidneys

...interested in finding associations between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, HIV and health outcomes such as the presence of kidney disease and survival. Results The study team found the following: About 40% of HIV-positive people were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kidney Transplants Found Safe in HIV Patients

... HIV-infected patients who received kidney transplantation had high patient and organ survival rates at both the first and third year after the surgery, a new study shows. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Kidneys Transplanted Between HIV-Infected Patients

... A South African report of successful kidney transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients is sparking renewed interest in offering such procedures in the United Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...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 getting really tired of them..... Read more »

Kidney Dialysis and AIDS

Posted by AlecPupah, 1 Reply
Hi, I am in the beginning stages of dialysis. My T-cells are currently 112, my viral load 40,000. Not great but better than they have been in years. Anyway, I am wondering if anyone else has been in this same situation that may be able to give me... Read more »

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg - twice a day After another blood test to make sure that my liver and kidney functions are OK which they are - yesterday my doctor increased the dosage of Nevirapine from once to twice a day. ... Read more »

26 years positive - feeling lost

Posted by lovinglife101, 1 Reply
...with less than 50 T-cells; I now am almost done with a second Masters Degree, have 400 T-cells, viral load undetectable, slight kidney damage, feeling good but I am scared to death to get a job and loose the health coverage I have. Can I step... Read more »