Is dialysis modality a factor in survival of patients with ESRD and HIV-associated nephropathy?

BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated nephropathy (HIVAN), characterized by a fulminant form of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, has become the third leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in young African Americans. There is a theoretical possibility that hemodialysis (HD) therapy in these patients may enhance HIV replication… (More)