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Reyataz And Kidney Cysts

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...(yellowing of the skin or eyes), reported in 4-9% of individuals. However, no evidence of liver problems was reported. Nevertheless, report jaundice to your health care provider right away. Other side effects may include rash, kidney stones, and elevated liver function enzymes, a sign of liver damage; this may be more common in people with hepatitis B or C. Reyataz is the only PI not associated with increased levels of cholesterol and...
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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
...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 Read more »

parotid cysts

My question is regarding HIV/AIDS related parotid cysts.Are these cysts usually inside the gland? I had a parotid cyst, which eventually got infected and ruptured. Is this typical of AIDS related parotid cysts? I do have minor cervical...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Parotid gland enlargement, often with cystic changes, is sometimes seen in patients with HIV infection.Most of the time, the cysts are within the body of the parotid gland. It is not typical for the cysts to become infected and rupture, although... Read more »

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 AND a new...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine increased risk for decreased renal function (usually mild) when taking tenofovir that may be worse if there are underlying kidney related problems (such as hypertension or diabetes-related renal insufficiency). often a creatinine clearance is... Read more »

An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

...ritonavir (Norvir) 100 mg once daily, taken with food Notes: If you have hepatic (liver) impairment or end stage renal (kidney) disease and are undergoing hemodialysis, dosage adjustments may be needed. Your atazanavir dose will... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor manufactured by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on... Read more »
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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 »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 2 Replies
hello Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there he correct are... Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and Read more »

Kidney questions

Posted by Cadillacgrill
...hi all, recently find out that my kidneys functions may NOT be at their best. was hoping to discuss (w/someone) who has experienced similar results. Read more »