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Kidney Disease And 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 Disease and HIV Medicatons

HIV meds I can safely take that will not hurt my kidneys and if so please list? 2. How long can a person live with stage 4 kidney disease and hiv without kidney failure happening? Did HIV or High Blood Pressure cause my kidney disease or both? If...
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)....
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 »

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, chronic use of NSAIDs (like ibuprofen), hepatitis C, congenital, and many other... Read more »

HIV and Kidney Disease

and suggested that I repeat labs within a month. If treated early, can these symptoms be reversed or is this an indication of Kidney Disease and HIV progression? ...
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
Protein in the urine can be found as a result of many medical 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... 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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Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of... Read more »