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Prostate Cancer Incidence Lower in HIV-Infected Men

Prostate Cancer Incidence Lower in HIV-Infected Men

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HIV-infected men and women had lower incidences of colorectal and lung cancer compared with the general population.

Kidney Transplantation Rejection Remains High With HIV

Kidney Transplantation Rejection Remains High With HIV

While antiretroviral therapy has allowed HIV patients to undergo kidney transplantation, allograft rejection remains high in this group.

Many Young Men Not Tested for HIV

Many Young Men Not Tested for HIV

HIV test performed at 1.0% of visits made by young males; higher rates for blacks, Hispanics.

Worse Re-transplant Outcomes for HIV Positive Patients

Worse Re-transplant Outcomes for HIV Positive Patients

HIV retransplant recipients have increased risk of death and graft loss versus HIV re-KT patients

Tenofovir-Linked Acute Kidney Injury Common in HIV

Tenofovir-Linked Acute Kidney Injury Common in HIV

Fewer than half of patients with TFD-linked AKI had renal function recovery after drug withdrawal.

Prolonged HIV Medication Use May Raise Hypertension Risk

Prolonged HIV Medication Use May Raise Hypertension Risk

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Study finds a link with combination therapy based on a protease inhibitor and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.

Poor Sexual Health Knowledge Common in Young Minority Men

Poor Sexual Health Knowledge Common in Young Minority Men

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Survey of minority men aged 18-25 showed that 57.2% indicated that they or their partner did not use birth control at their last sexual encounter.

Slow Adoption of HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Slow Adoption of HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none have taken place, researchers say.

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

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Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.

Kidney Transplantation More Successful in HIV Than Hepatitis C

Kidney Transplantation More Successful in HIV Than Hepatitis C

Refuting common wisdom, research shows that HIV patients fared better than those with hepatitis C.

Study Backs Renal Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients

Study Backs Renal Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients

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In the absence of co-infection with hepatitis C virus, their graft and patient survival rates are similar to those of HIV-negative patients.

Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

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Tenofovir drug can lead to moderate kidney damage in some patients.

Sirolimus Reduces Post-Transplant HIV Levels

Sirolimus Reduces Post-Transplant HIV Levels

Lower post-transplant HIV DNA levels associated with sirolimus use.

Infectious Disease-Related AKI Characterized

Infectious Disease-Related AKI Characterized

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Mortality rate is high, especially among patients with HIV/AIDS.

Transplanted Kidneys Can Harbor AIDS Virus

Transplanted Kidneys Can Harbor AIDS Virus

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HIV-1 was found in podocytes or tubular cells of renal allografts in recipients who did not have detectable plasma levels of the virus.

Erectile Dysfunction Prevalence Higher in HIV-Infected Men

Erectile Dysfunction Prevalence Higher in HIV-Infected Men

HIV is strongest predictor of erectile dysfunction for young and middle-aged men.

HIV Patients Have Similar Renal Transplant Outcomes

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Evidence suggests that HIV-positive patients have the same favorable outcomes in terms of patient and allograft survival as non-HIV positive kidney transplant recipients.

HIV-Positive Donors for HIV-Positive Recipients: Interview with Dorry Segev, MD

HIV-Positive Donors for HIV-Positive Recipients: Interview with Dorry Segev, MD

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HIV is no longer a contraindication to transplantation, contends Dorry Segev, MD, PhD.

Ban on Transplanting HIV-Infected Organs Should Be Lifted, Researcher Says

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If Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, approximately 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months instead of years, according to researchers.

Use of Kidneys From High-Risk Donors Drops

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The trend could be a response to cases of transplant-related HIV transmission in November 2007.

Managing Anti-HIV Drug Toxicities

Managing Anti-HIV Drug Toxicities

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Clinicians should consider the possibility that HIV patients have both renal and cardiac disease.

Renal Disease in Diabetics with HIV

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HIV infection has an additive effect on microalbuminuria risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

ESRD Patients with HIV Infection

ESRD Patients with HIV Infection

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Few studies have looked at this population, but these patients may have very high energy needs.

Circumcision May Help Stop HIV Spread

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Protection may stem from a decrease in the number of HIV target cells following the procedure.

Transplant Patient Sues After Contracting HIV

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The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and one of its transplant surgeons are facing malpractice charges from a kidney transplant patient who has tested positive for HIV and hepatitis C.

Renal Tx Improves HIV Patients' Survival

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TORONTO—HIV-infected individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have significantly better odds of survival if they have a kidney transplant than if they remain on dialysis, according to recently released data.

Renal Decline More Rapid in HIV Patients

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SAN FRANCISCO—Microalbuminuria (MA) predicts the development of overt proteinuria at two years in patients with HIV infection, data suggest.

HIV-Infected Men Can Father Healthy Babies

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—HIV infection in men need not be a barrier to fatherhood, according to new findings presented here at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting.

HIV Care is Growing in Complexity

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The proliferation of medications to aid in the suppression of viral replication for persons with HIV infection has expanded at a pace almost unparalleled in any other field of medicine.

HIV Does Not Worsen Renal Tx Outcomes

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TORONTO—One- and three-year outcomes for both patient and graft survival among HIV-infected transplant recipients are comparable to those in the overall transplant population, data show. The findings come from the largest, prospective cohort of HIV-infected kidney and liver transplant recipients followed since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy, researchers say.

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