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Truvada Kidneys

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Truvada And Kidneys

I keep seeing questions here and other sites about Truvada and the kidneys. Many of them say they now have kidney problems with others just concerned they could develop problems. It seems to come up a lot. Now, I realize all the people who are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Kidney problems from the tenofovir in Truvada is more common in persons with pre-existing kidney problems (such as from diabetes, high blood pressure, or HIV kidney disease). For patients with normal renal function doing well in Truvada, the rate of... Read more »

Tenofovir (truvada) and kidney disease - prevention

I'm a 31 male and had seroconversion illness about a year ago. I started meds, Isentress (2... Read more »

Truvada (tenofovir) And Kidneys

I'm due to start Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir. I just read a question to you about kidney... Read more »

Truvada as PrEP Does Not Cause Kidney Damage, Study Suggests

Taking tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has little effect on kidney function, according to a study recently published in AIDS . The study, known as IPrEx (Iniciativa Profilaxis Pre-Exposicion), showed a very... Read more »

Long-Term Tenofovir Use Associated With Higher Rates of Kidney Problems

Renal dysfunction was more likely in patients who had taken tenofovir (Truvada, TDF) longer, were older, or also had diabetes or hypertension, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2014 . The study, a retrospective chart review presented by... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ask the Experts About Kidney Health and HIV

Alireza Zahirieh, M.D. Nephrologist, HIV Renal Disease Clinic Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto The prevention and treatment of kidney disease go hand in hand. A healthy lifestyle is essential for both. That means regular exercise,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Drugs and the Kidneys

As the kidneys help to filter wastes (including drugs) from the blood, the tiny filtering units, each of which is called a glomerulus, get exposed to high concentrations of drugs as part of the filtering process. As a result, the glomerulus is... 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 »

Kidney questions

Posted by Cadillacgrill, 1 Reply
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 »

Kidney Infections

Posted by Anonymous
How common are kidney infections with HIV

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Kidney question

Posted by Anonymous
My partner is having problems with his kidneys. Losing protein thru urine. What does this mean and can meds help stop the "decay" of the kidneys? Has anyone else out there had a problem with this?
Thank you for any and all help!

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