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June 2, 2010

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Renal Dysfunction Among HIV-Infected Patients

AIDS Patient Care and STDs - 0(0):"In summary, renal dysfunction was relatively uncommon among our HIV-infected patients, perhaps due to their young age, lack of comorbidities, or as a result of our definition that did not include proteinuria. Renal dysfunction was associated with duration of tenofovir use. Factors associated with renal loss among tenofovir users included female gender, African American ethnicity, and CD4 nadir <200cells/mm3. Consideration for more frequent monitoring of kidney function among these select HIV patients may be warranted."