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  • Longer-term side-effects

    Effective HIV treatment has significantly reduced the risk of serious kidney disease in people with HIV. However, most anti-HIV drugs can cause some damage to the kidneys, so...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Other tests

    Blood pressure is the force that the beating heart causes in the arteries, veins, and blood vessels that carry blood around the body. Blood pressure is measured...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Side effects

    The most common side effects are the result of your body getting used to a new drug. After a few weeks, these side effects usually...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • Health checks

    Staff at your HIV clinic use various tests to keep an eye on your HIV. Many of these tests are done on samples of your...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • The kidneys

    The kidneys are bean-shaped organs, about the size of an adult fist, located one on each side, around the middle of the back, just below...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Kidney toxicity

    The kidneys are two organs that sit in the small of the back on either side of the spinal cord. The kidneys filter toxic substances from...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Renal (kidney) disease

    Information on kidney disease, including its causes, symptoms and treatment....

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4

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  • HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants

    Kidney transplant patients with HIV have similar survival rates as those without HIV, a new study finds. The study included 510 HIV-positive adults who had kidney transplants in the United States between 2002 and 2011. Overall, these patients had similar five- and 10-year survival rates as kidney transplant patients without HIV.

    20 March 2015 | U.S. News & World Report
  • Tenofovir-based HIV PrEP does not harm kidneys

    Men and women without HIV infection who use tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) develop significant but not clinically relevant declines in kidney function, according to the largest study to date to look at the issue.

    26 December 2014 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • HIV-infected adults diagnosed with age-related diseases at similar ages as uninfected adults

    HIV-infected adults are at a higher risk for developing heart attacks, kidney failure and cancer. But, contrary to what many had believed, the researchers say these illnesses are occurring at similar ages as adults who are not infected with HIV.

    10 December 2014 | Science Daily
  • IDWeek 2014: Longer Use, Age, Low Body Weight Raise Risk of Tenofovir Kidney Problems

    Abnormal kidney biomarkers are common but rarely progress to serious kidney dysfunction in HIV positive people taking tenofovir, and longer duration of use, older age, and having diabetes or high blood pressure raise the risk, researchers reported at IDWeek 2014 last week in Philadelphia. A related study found that people with low body weight experienced progressive kidney function decline while taking tenofovir.

    20 October 2014 |
  • Gilead Sciences: A Preview of Important HIV Drug Study Results

    Gilead is running nine phase III studies involving tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), which reflects the importance of the drug to Gilead's future HIV business. It is collecting an enormous amount of clinical data in which to make the case that TAF should be a preferred backbone drug for new and existing HIV patients, as well as patients who cannot use Viread because of pre-existing kidney conditions.

    23 September 2014 | The Street
  • Guidelines Advise Against Tenofovir for HIV Patients With Kidney Disease

    HIV-positive patients who have reduced kidney function should take antiretroviral therapy, but should avoid regimens that contain tenofovir (Viread), according to updated treatment guidelines from the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA).

    22 September 2014 | The Body Pro
  • Study Dampens HOPE of HIV Organ Donations

    The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which legalizes research into organ tranplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients, is less than a year old, but a new study already suggests the organs may be of poor quality.

    17 September 2014 | Medscape (requires registration)
  • Why This Man Was Refused a New Lung

    People with HIV are still excluded from some life-saving organ transplants, based on guidelines that omit the most current science.

    17 February 2014 | The Atlantic
  • ART use not linked to advanced kidney disease in 35,000 with HIV

    Neither current nor recent use of tenofovir or any other antiretroviral therapy (ART) predicted advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in a study or more than 35,000 adults with HIV infection.

    12 February 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • US: Activists rally for equal access to transplants for patients with HIV

    Family and friends of a 29-year-old man who died after being refused a lung transplant call hospital policies unjust

    20 December 2013 | Al Jazeera America
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