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November 29, 2009

Long-term HIV treatment doesn't damage kidney function

"Long-term HIV treatment has not caused a deterioration in kidney function among French patients, investigators report in the December 15th edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. “Renal function is remarkably stable over seven years among combination antiretroviral therapy-treated patients”, they comment.

"Although the investigators did find some evidence of deterioration in kidney function, they note that this was to be expected in an ageing population. They believe the long-term stability of kidney function in the majority of patients can be attributed to good control of HIV replication."

Read more in Aidsmap, November 26, 2009.