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Q: Why should I care about my kidneys?

El doctor dice

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Keeping Things Real

Kidney report

What's up, doc?

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Q: Why should I care about my kidneys?

A: If you have HIV, you have a one- in-three chance of experiencing kidney issues. Además, diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease—and one in ten Latinos is diabetic while one in five has high blood pressure. ¡Pero no te preocupes!  We make it easy for you to understand what your kidneys do and why they’re important. We also offer tips for what you and your doctor can do to make sure they stay healthy and strong.   

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Q: Why should I care about my kidneys?

El doctor dice
by Kenyon Farrow
How you and your care provider can keep your kidneys healthy

Quick Kidney Facts
by Derek Thaczuk
They're not just your body's cleanup crew

Keeping Things Real
by Kenyon Farrow
This HIV-positive Dominicana says it's all about nurturing a healthy body and mind

Kidney report
by Derek Thaczuk
What you and your doctor will look for in your checkups and lab work

What's up, doc?
by Tim Horn
Protecting your kidneys doesn't require anything out of the ordinary, just a talk with your doctor about your HIV and your overall health. Here are some questions to get you started.

What's in your cabinet?
Some HIV medications and complementary therapies may cause kidney side effects. Talk to your doctor about these drugs:

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