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How Does Hydroxyurea Work In Sickle Cell

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AIDS InfoNet

Hydroxyurea

...is a drug that was tested as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Hydroxyurea is 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...
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sickle cell and HIV

Hello,I was just wondering if HIV shows up in the sickle cell test?Thank you!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope. Sickle cell tests can diagnosis sickle cell disease. Only HIV specific tests can diagnose HIV disease. You're welcome.Dr. Bob Read more »

sickle cell disease

my profesor told us today that it is imposssible for a person with sickle cell disease to contract HIV or AIDS. Is this true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or correct his inaccurate information, he should be reported to his superiors.I'll post below some information about HIV and sickle cell anemia you can share with him as well.Dr. BobHIV AND SICKLE CELL DISEASEEPIDEMIOLOGYSickle cell disease (SCD)... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...fever chills trouble breathing drowsiness loss of appetite In rare cases, filgrastim can cause an allergic reaction. Sickle cell anemia may get worse in people taking filgrastim. Be sure your health care provider knows if you have sickle... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...positive, get the health care they need. The Department of Health can tell people you might have exposed, without using your name. Employers You may want to tell your employer if your HIV illness or treatments interfere with your job... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...insurance usually covers most of the cost of your prescription drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to go to work for an employer who provides it. If you do not work, or your employer does not offer health coverage, check if you qualify... 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 »

pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
i am going for a new job. its one i REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how... Read more »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »

Employment Opportunity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is seeking a full-time Accounts Coordinator for its Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Program. Pacific's CARE clinic coordinates oral health care services to patients... Read more »