From SF Gate online:
Patients who take one of the most widely prescribed drugs to treat HIV infection increase their risk of kidney damage by up to 34 percent every year they take the medication, according to a study of more than 10,000 HIV-positive veterans.
The study, by the San Francisco VA Medical Center and published online earlier this month, is one of the largest to address the long-term risk of tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug that is taken daily, usually in a single pill combined with other drugs.
Doctors have long known that antiretroviral drugs carried some risk of kidney damage, but how much – and whether that damage is caused by a particular drug or combination of drugs, or by the HIV infection itself – has been the source of much debate.
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