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Reyataz And Kidney Cysts

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An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

at-a-za-NA-veer Brand Name: Reyataz Other Name(s): ATV, atazanavir sulfate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Atazanavir can cause serious side effects. These include heart rhythm problems, severe rash, liver problems, and life-threatening drug interactions. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal heart...
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viread and kidney cysts

Started viread on August 2004. Had 2 kidney stones show up June of 2004.(both 3.0 mm and one in each kidney. One passed w/o incident. The other remains.. I had a non contrast ct today and it shows the remaining stone has grown to 5.mm. AND a new...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have not seen any cases of either kidhey stones or cysts in my patients in tenofovir nor have am I aware of a clear association with those conditions reported in the literature. There clearly is an increased risk for decreased renal function... Read more »

Hypo Vascular Cysts on Kidney

I am a 56 year old male, HIV/Aids non-detectable with a CD4 Count of 516 @31%I was diagnosed in 1985. My Doc tells me I have hypo vascular cysts on my kidneys and liver tumors. He advises me not to worry. Is he right?Sincerely,...
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
Hmmm... I would not be comfortable saying there is nothing to worry about unless there are more facts he is not telling you. The kidney cysts may be benign, but you need to press him on what "liver tumors" means.... Read more »

Kidney Stones on Reyataz/Norvir

I have been struggling with what I think are tiny kidney stones. I take a Reyataz/Norvir/Combivir combination. I have been on this for a year and a half. I was taking Viracept before. I have pain on one side, just above my butt and have pain in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have encountered a few patients with kidney stones on either Kaletra or boosted-atazanavir based regimens. Since kidney stones occur in the general population at a low rate as well it is hard to know for me to know if those drugs are... Read more »

Follow up to Kidneys & Reyataz, Truvada, and Norvir

Hi and thanks for your response.To clarify, I believe my doctor is proposing to *remove* the Truvada from the regimen of Reyataz, Norvir, and Truvada to achieve a 'nuke sparing' regimen. This would leave me on Reyataz and Norvir, only....
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
I would not recommend a regimen based solely on reyataz and norvir alone. I would include at least one other active agent from a different class of HIV meds.... Read more »
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Reyataz+Norvir+Truvada?

Posted by markman, 3 Replies
I have poz for about 4 years but have never been on meds. My cd4 has been in the 400s and last time was over 500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2.... Read more »

kidney function

Posted by cybersecretary
who here has a low GFR? mine is 43. i am doing a 24 hr urine test. apparently my GFR has been as low as 42 for the past 4 years and no one was concerned and i was not informed! and they kept me on tenofovir and or reyataz..the worst !
i am upset... Read more »

The old dreadful cysts to act up again

Posted by POZGAL44, 1 Reply
The time have come again for these old nasty cysts to act up again but i tell ya`ll that have these cysts it`s no pleasant because it`s a painful experience for all who has these nasty things we go through a second monthly when it reoccur when it... Read more »

lymph node, or cyst

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
one swollen node(I think)where the ear meets the skull on top, is there lymph nodes there, or could it be a cyst. I am worried even though I have tested negative at 6 months. This happened about 3 weeks after exposure was inflamed for about 5 days... Read more »