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January 21, 2010

Risk of kidney problems argues for 'strategic' use of tenofovir in higher risk patients

"Treatment with tenofovir causes long-term declines in kidney function, US investigators report in the January 1st edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

"Their retrospective cohort study, which monitored patients for over two years, found that those taking tenofovir had more evidence of kidney dysfunction than individuals taking other antiretroviral drugs."

Read more in Aidsmap, January 19, 2010.