Hypertension, kidney disease, HIV and antiretroviral therapy among Tanzanian adults: A cross-sectional study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • HIV Infections
  • Renal Insufficiency

abstract

  • HIV-infected adults on ART >2 years had two-fold greater odds of hypertension than HIV-negative controls. HIV-infected adults with hypertension were rarely aware of their diagnosis but often have evidence of kidney disease. Intensive hypertension screening and education are needed in HIV-clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. Further studies should determine if chronic, dysregulated inflammation may accelerate hypertension in this population.

publication date

  • July 29, 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4243281

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12916-014-0125-2

PubMed ID

  • 25070128

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 125

volume

  • 12

number

  • 1