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Is Kidney Disease A Symptom Of Hiv

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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 »

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 & Polycystic Kidney Disease

HIV pos. for 20+ years. Diagnosed with AIDS due to CD4 count 15 years ago. Recently diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, after ultra sound, and research into symptoms of kidney, or prostate issues. With this latest news, I have decided to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...drugs is not recommended since kidney and many other diseases can worsen when medications are stopped. The course of polycystic kidney disease is widely variable. There are a number of new HIV medications soon to be approved in the US that will... Read more »

re: Kidney disease

Thanks Dr Henry, Asked Before but didn't want to write too long a question. 15 yrs nnrti's, several therapies, high 500's t's, <50 VD. Very elevated proteins and creatine. Sugar seems okay. BP recently brought under control.Thoughts?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The risk for kidney disease depends on many factors. African Americans are at increased risk for HIV nephropathy (direct effect of HIV on the kidney). Effective Read more »
Articles
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 »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...to start treatment. How will I know when to start anti-HIV medications? It's time to start treatment if: you have severe symptoms of HIV infection or are diagnosed with AIDS your CD4 count is below 500 cells/mm 3 (especially below 350... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...using a genetic test, HLA-B*5701 before starting abacavir (see Fact Sheet 416 ). When to Start Treatment Patients with symptoms of HIV disease or with less than 350 CD4 cells should all be treated. Treatment is recommended for patients... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
...After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD? Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same... Read more »

still having symptoms

Posted by redsox34, 1 Reply
it's been 9 month's now. is it possible the virus is working fast on my body. i tested neg. at 7 month's. but my body is shutting down. i recently started peeing blood. i've had a cough now for about a month. the only thing it can be is hiv. does... Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »