Recent Advances in HIV Associated Renal Disease
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shougang Zhuang
Department of Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital and
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI 02903, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 29, 2014; Accepted Date: January 31, 2014; Published Date: February 03, 2014
Citation: Li X, Zhuang S (2014) Recent Advances in HIV Associated Renal Disease. J Trop Dis 2:e107. doi:10.4172/2329-891X.1000e107
Copyright: © 2014 Li X, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Renal disease is becoming an important cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV-affected individuals, as the Highly Active Anti-retroviral Therapy (HAART) has been widely used in HIV-positive patients. HIV infection can cause severe kidney disease directly, including acute kidney injuries, thrombotic micro-angiopathies, HIV-associated Nephropathy (HIVAN), and HIV Immune Complex Kidney Disease (HIVICK) as well as progress to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).In this review, we analyze the recent advances in renal complications associated with HIV infection.