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What You Need to Know About Truvada for HIV Treatment and Prevention

Down-to-earth info you need about Truvada, both as a part of HIV treatment regimens and HIV prevention (PrEP).

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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First Kidney Transplant From Donor Living With HIV Challenges Longstanding Stigma

"Society perceives me and people like me as people who bring death," said Nina Martinez, the first HIV-positive organ donor. "And I can't figure out any better way to show that people like me can bring life."

By Martha Kempner
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HIV and Kidney Disease

HIV infection can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney disease. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how you can reduce your risk of kidney disease.

By AIDSinfo
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All Systems GO: Three Organ Systems Affected by Aging, Medications and HIV

This brief overview looks at diseases in three organ systems with an overlap between aging and HIV that are most commonly of concern to older people with HIV.

By Sharon Lee, M.D. for Test Positive Aware Network
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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 For Kidney Disease? HIV Medications and the Kidneys Dialysis and Kidney T...

By AIDS InfoNet
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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, eati...

By Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Foamy Urine

35 year-old, white male here, poz for 10 years. I've noticed that I often have foamy/bubbly urine, especially when I haven't drank enough water. When I've googled it, many things come up about being a sign of protein in the urine. However, they also ...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.
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HIV and the Kidneys: Why It Matters

Knowledge of your kidney function and kidney health is important for both HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected persons. It has been known for approximately 20 years that HIV may result in kidney failure.1 Given that the specific types of kidney diseases...

By Lynda Anne Szczech, M.D., M.S.C.E., F.A.S.N. for Positively Aware
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High Potassium Levels

Hi Doc, Two days ago i had my monthly bloods taken to measure VL and CD4 count. Today i received a call from my health care worker asking me to return on monday to have more blood taken as one of the tests revealed elevated potassium levels (5.9). I'...

By Susan Little, M.D.