HIVAN


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to HIVAN: HAART, azotemia, Iban

HIVAN

An abbreviation for HIV-associated nephropathy (kidney disease resulting from infection with the human immunodeficiency virus.
References in periodicals archive ?
Two cases, 11 probable cases of HIVAN, and 29 matched controls were enrolled.
fermentans was identified in one throat sample, none of the urine samples, and one serum sample of HIVAN cases.
fermentans was uncommon among individuals with HIVAN (15%) but more common than among the controls (0%).
33) Studies from African countries regarding the susceptibility of Africans to HIVAN are scanty.
In the 1980s, HIVAN was an uncommon cause of ESRD in the USA.
HIVAN is characterised by a specific constellation of pathological findings on biopsy that involve glomerular, tubular and interstitial compartments of the kidney (Fig.
Since discussing each unique HIV-connected renal disease would require a great deal of time and depth, the focus of this article is the very unique and specific renal disease entity of HIVAN.
HIVAN is the most common cause of chronic renal failure in patients who are HIV-seropositive (Monahan et al.
Besides the African American genetic predisposition, HIVAN is also strongly associated with intravenous drug use (IVDU) and consequential development of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) from IVDU (Betjes et al.
In order to lessen or avoid significant complications like HIVAN, treatment goals for patients with HIV include identifying patients at-risk for renal impairment and assessing at-risk patients before the CD4 counts drop below 200, when treatment interventions are limited.
For patients diagnosed with HIVAN, highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) is the single most important intervention.
Comorbid conditions, such as anemia, HIVAN, and even stress can further impair an already compromised patient.