Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

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Sandeep K. Mallipattu


  • Review Article
    The New Epidemiology of HIV-Related Kidney Disease
    Author(s): Sandeep K. Mallipattu, Christina M. Wyatt and John C. HeSandeep K. Mallipattu, Christina M. Wyatt and John C. He

    HIV-related kidney disease has been associated with significant morbidity and mortality in the HIV population. It is clear that the epidemiology of HIV-related kidney disease has changed dramatically since the first case reports in 1984. During these early years, the predominant etiology of kidney disease in HIV was recognized as HIVassociated nephropathy (HIVAN), an aggressive form of kidney disease with a high rate of progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Subsequently, with the widespread use of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), there was a dramatic decrease in the incidence of ESRD attributed to HIV/AIDS. Although the incidence of HIV-related ESRD has plateaued in the last 15 years, the prevalence has continued to increase because of improved survival. Available prevalence estimates do not include HIV-infected individuals with comorbid ESRD, although there is grow.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6113.S4-001

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