Chronic kidney disease at presentation is not an independent risk factor for AIDS-defining events or death in HIV-infected persons

Tahira P. Alves, Pingsheng Wu, T. Alp Ikizler, Timothy R. Sterling, Samuel E. Stinnette, Peter F. Rebeiro, Suvro Ghosh, Todd Hulgan

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Studies have documented an association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), death and comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, in the general population. However, there is little data on the relationship between CKD and ADE (AIDS defining event), and to our knowledge, no studies have analyzed death as a competing risk for ADE among HIV-infected persons. An observational cohort study was performed to determine the incidence and risks for developing an ADE or death among HIV-infected persons with and without CKD from 1998-2005. CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) less than 60 ml/min/1.73 m2 using the CKDEpidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation. Log rank test and Cox regression which determined time to development of ADE and/or death as combined and separate outcomes, and competing risk models for ADE versus mortality, were performed. Among the 2,127 persons that contributed to the 5,824 person years of follow-up: 22% were female, 34% African-American, 38% on HAART, and 3% had CKD at baseline. ADE occurred in 227 (11%) persons and there were 80 (4%) deaths. CKD was not significantly associated with ADE/death (HR 1.3, 95% CIs: 0.5, 3.2), ADE (HR 1.0, 95% CIs: 0.4, 3.1), or death(HR 1.6, 95% CIs: 0.4, 3.1). Competing risk analyses confirmed no statistically significant associations between CKD and these outcomes. CKD was uncommon in HIV-infected persons presenting for care in this racially diverse cohort, and was not independently associated with risk of developing an ADE or dying during follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


  • AIDS defining event (ADE)
  • CKD
  • HIV
  • Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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