Presentation, diagnosis, and management of renal failure in patients with HIV infection

AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2000 Feb;14(2):71-7. doi: 10.1089/108729100317993.


HIV infected patients are at increased risk of developing renal failure when compared to the general population. Renal disease occurs both as a primary manifestation of HIV infection and secondary to complications such as intercurrent illness or drug therapy. Examples of primary HIV renal disease, including HIV associated nephropathy (HIV AN) and immune complex glomerulonephronephritis, and secondary causes of renal failure are reviewed with full discussion about investigation and treatment methods.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Associated Nephropathy / complications*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / diagnosis*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / etiology
  • Acute Kidney Injury / prevention & control*
  • Anti-HIV Agents / adverse effects
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans


  • Anti-HIV Agents