Kidney disease is an increasingly important cause of serious illness and death in people with HIV. Doctors looked at the medical records of over 30,000 people and compared their risk of kidney disease according to whether they had HIV, diabetes, or both. People without either HIV or diabetes had the lowest risk of kidney disease and those with both HIV and diabetes had the highest risk. Patients with both HIV and diabetes are at increased risk of chronic kidney disease progression when compared to patients with only HIV or diabetes.
If you are on HAART, then your kidney function and risk of diabetes will be routinely monitored by your HIV clinicians.
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