Published online Apr 16, 2013. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v1.i1.13
Revised: January 18, 2013
Accepted: March 15, 2013
Published online: April 16, 2013
Core tip: Higly active antiretroviral therapy has decreased the mortality and morbidity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults and children, too. Many of the antiviral drug used can cause side effects and in particular renal toxicity. A monitoring of renal function is useful for the management of HIV-infected patients.