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Therapeutic management of HIV-infected patients with chronic kidney disease


CKD and HIV infection are two chronic diseases impacting heavily on the survival of the affected patients. The interplay between HIV infection and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is complex and interactions occur at multiple levels. Approach to the management of HIV-infected patients requires special attention to face the numerous therapeutic difficulties ranging from drug-drug interactions to drug-toxicity. The most effective strategy is targeted to suppression of HIV viral load, as it dramatically changes the prognosis of the patients as well as prevents the development of HIV-associated kidney disease. As shown in this review, the approach to the therapeutic management of CKD in the setting of HIV infection varies in relation to the degree of renal impairment.

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Alfano, G., Guaraldi, G., Fontana, F. et al. Therapeutic management of HIV-infected patients with chronic kidney disease. J Nephrol (2020).

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  • HIV
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Kidney waiting list