n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Chronic kidney disease in HIV infection : early detection and preventive strategies : main article

Volume 25, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



  • Sub-Saharan Africa is at the epicentre of the HIV pandemic.
  • Acute and chronic kidney disease is common in the course of HIV infection.
  • There is a huge projected burden of CKD as a result of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, for which we do not have the resources to cope.
  • At present, most people with ESRD and HIV are not offered renal replacement therapy (dialysis and transplantation).
  • More emphasis needs to be placed on screening and prevention of CKD in HIV.
  • A screening and prevention programme for CKD in HIV needs to be devised and implemented as a matter of urgency.
  • Appropriate and well-designed research from the sub-Saharan region needs to be done to determine the effect of interventions on the progression of CKD in HIV.

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