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How Does Hydroxyurea Work In Sickel Cell

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AIDS InfoNet


...sometimes referred to as HU. Hydroxyurea was approved for use against cancer. It also works against sickle cell anemia. Hydroxyurea has not been approved by the FDA for use against HIV. Hydroxyurea blocks an enzyme produced by human cells. This enzyme makes building blocks used by cells that are multiplying. Cancer cells multiply very quickly, so when hydroxyurea blocks this enzyme, the cancer grows more slowly. Hydroxyurea reduces the...
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Help sickel cell anemia and hiv

I have HIV and now I feel like that I am dieing I have seen a doctor and he said that their was nothing that he could do for me. I work a full time job and I have a lover who cares about me even with HIV I would like to get some short term disb that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...A,Firing that rude poor excuse for a doctor is exactly the right thing to do! Is there "any chance to live with both HIV and sickle cell?" Yes, absolutely! What you need right away is a physician who can provide you with the comprehensive and... Read more »

Employer denied work due to one HIV+ employee

I am the HR Manager of a home health company with about 100 employees. Our current health insurance carrier is leaving our state so we must find new coverage. An employee shared with me that he is HIV+. As I complete applications for quotes from new...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
Boy, that's areally rotten situation. Unfortunately, insurance laws are set by each state. Check with you Department of insurance for any group laws or anti-HIV discrimination statutes. Your local AIDS Service Organization may have a polical action... Read more »

contrasting combative strategies (hydroxyurea and IL-2)

Dr. Gerald,I am attaching to you an article that is most interesting. How do you feel about the concept of combining hydroxyurea and IL-2? How many years real-time are we away from seeing this in practice?JodyPositives for Positives Winter...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...My feeling is that combining hydroxyurea and IL-2 is not a good thing and using them together would clearly be in the experimental realm. Hydroxyurea has modest Read more »

hydroxyurea: friend or foe?

Dr. Young,Dr. Paul Curtis Bellman advocates austerely in favor of further study of hydroxyurea as a potential agent having anti-viral fighting capability. In the article below, this doctor discloses several points that he believes illuminates the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for making us aware of Dr. Bellman's position.I think that the HU and didanosine (ddI, Videx) story is one of increased toxicity under the circumstance of elevated ddI levels. Others including my own analysis of the Center for Disease... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected with a virus. Researchers can tell these cells apart by specific proteins on the cell surface. A T-4 cell is a T-cell with CD4 molecules on its surface. This type of T-cell is also called "CD4... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...problems. Lactic acidosis is a buildup of lactic acid in the blood. This is a by-product of abnormal energy production by the cells. It may be caused by damage to the mitochondria. See Fact Sheet 556 for more information on mitochondrial... Read more »
Body Positive

Employment Is a Treatment That Works

...prescription drugs were having limited effects on people who were ill. Drs. Jeffery Greene and Linda Laubenstein from NYU specialized in working with people who were HIV-positive. While working with hundreds of HIV-positive people, they... Read more »
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employment for a AA female in Atlanta

Posted by darlene45, 1 Reply
I am a 45 year old AA female living in Atlanta. Tuesday I was terminated from my job, because my supervisor told me that I called out too much and was constantly late. I have been diagnosed since 2001, I suffer with neuropathy in my hands.... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

hydroxy urea

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently started taking HU and have been feeling tired and achy all over. My doctor,who is great, has checked my blood work and it is fine. Any one else out there tatking this drug? Read more »

Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get my count every 3 months . My T-Cells would be droping so fast and in times it would be up again . There would be times that I would have 510 T-Cell... Read more »