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New study will probe safety of HIV-to-HIV kidney transplants

A new study may pave the way for HIV-positive patients to receive organ transplants.The National Institutes of Health this month announced the launch of the HOPE in Action Multicenter Kidney Study to research the safety of kidney transplantation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients.

Published
21 May 2018
From
MD Magazine
NIH Clinical Trial to Track Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation From HIV-Positive Donors to HIV-Positive Recipients

The study will track the clinical outcomes of 160 kidney transplants. All transplant recipients in the study will be living with HIV; 80 of them will receive kidneys from deceased donors who had HIV, and 80 will receive kidneys from HIV-uninfected deceased donors serving as the control group.

Published
08 May 2018
From
NIAID press release
TAF only superior to TDF when used with a boosting agent

The benefits of tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) over tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) may have been overstated, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in the

Published
10 April 2018
By
Michael Carter
People With HIV and Kidney Disease Have Major Health Risks

Researchers urge clinicians to closely monitor their patients with HIV and chronic kidney disease.

Published
09 March 2018
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Poz
Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized

Successful antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has altered the spectrum of HIV-associated kidney disease over the past 30 years, according to the authors of a new review published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Published
15 December 2017
From
Renal & Urology News
Risk of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in people with HIV should be assessed together

People with HIV should have their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) assessed together, results from the D:A:D study published in PLOS Medicine

Published
21 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
HIV patients at greater risk of both heart and kidney disease

Drawing on data from the international D:A:D (Data collection on Adverse events of Anti-HIV Drugs) study, Professor Boyd and colleagues assessed the risks of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease in people with HIV infection. They found elevated risks of each disease occurring simultaneously.

Published
08 November 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
UK Reports Its First Kidney Transplants From HIV+ Donor to HIV+ Recipients

Kidneys from a deceased HIV-positive donor were successfully transplanted in two HIV-positive recipients, U.K. researchers report.

Published
30 October 2017
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Acute kidney injury ‘uncommon’ but unpredictable on tenofovir and ritonavir

Doctors need to monitor patients regularly for kidney function if they are taking tenofovir disoproxil, especially if combined with ritonavir, the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV

Published
27 July 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Risk score can identify which HIV-positive people with controlled viral load are at greatest risk of neurocognitive decline

Four factors are associated with neurocognitive decline in people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load, investigators from Canada report in the online edition

Published
16 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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