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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).

Published
22 September 2014
From
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.

Published
17 September 2014
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Tenofovir HIV PrEP causes no long-term harm to kidneys

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir is associated with mild disturbances in kidney function that resolve when treatment is stopped, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical

Published
21 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Risk score can help predict which people living with HIV have highest risk of kidney disease during tenofovir treatment

Investigators in the United States have developed a risk score to predict which people living with HIV have the highest risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Published
31 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Heart attack link to abacavir persists in D:A:D study

The nucleoside (NRTI) drug abacavir (Ziagen also in Kivexa/Epzicom) continues to be associated with a near-doubling of the risk of a heart attack, according to the latest

Published
14 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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.

Published
17 February 2014
From
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.

Published
12 February 2014
From
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

Published
20 December 2013
From
Al Jazeera America
HIV Can Infect Transplanted Kidneys in HIV-Positive Recipients With Undetectable Virus

HIV can infect transplanted kidneys in HIV-positive recipients even in the absence of detectable virus in the blood, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study’s investigators also developed a simple urine test to diagnose such infections.

Published
11 December 2013
From
Science Daily (press release)
Congress Votes To End The Outdated Ban On HIV Organ Transplants And Research

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives gave final approval to the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bill that will end a 25-year ban on using HIV-positive donors’ organs for any purpose, including medical research.

Published
13 November 2013
From
ThinkProgress
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