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Chronic kidney disease in HIV infection: an urban epidemic

Wyatt, Christina Ma; Winston, Jonathan Aa; Malvestutto, Carlos Da,b; Fishbein, Dawn Ab; Barash, Irinaa; Cohen, Alan Jb; Klotman, Mary Eb; Klotman, Paul Ea

doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e3282ef1bb4
Research Letters

Kidney disease is an important complication of HIV, particularly in minority populations. We describe the burden of chronic kidney disease among 1239 adults followed at an urban AIDS center, with an estimated prevalence of 15.5% (n = 192). Independent predictors of kidney disease included older age, black race, hepatitis C virus exposure, and lower CD4 cell count. These data suggest that chronic kidney disease remains a common complication of HIV infection in the era of antiretroviral therapy.

aDepartment of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA

bDepartment of Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.

Received 8 March, 2007

Revised 14 June, 2007

Accepted 20 June, 2007

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.