Renal Diseases in HIV Infection

Asudani, Deepak; Patel, Ruchita S.; Corser, John
February 2004
Internet Journal of Internal Medicine;2004, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents information on renal diseases in HIV infection. Even before HIV was established as the causative agent of AIDS, a distinct renal syndrome was reported in patients with AIDS and nephrotic syndrome. Renal involvement by HIV is now understood to be a direct infection by the virus. It is not entirely clear how the HIV enters the glomerulus, but renal tissue is established to be a reservoir of HIV. Highly active anti retroviral therapy (HAART) has shown enormous promise in halting and reverting HIV associated nephropathies. Therefore, HAART remains the mainstay of treatment for HIV associated nephropathy.


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