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August 27, 2009

Patients taking HIV treatment need to maintain undetectable viral load to protect kidney function

"Kidney function declines in patients taking antiretroviral therapy if their viral load is not fully suppressed, US investigators report in a study published in the online edition of AIDS. Although kidney function improved once a patient started taking HIV treatment, continued declines were observed in some patients, especially if their viral load “blipped” to detectable levels."

Read more in Aidsmap, August 25, 2009.