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Why Is Hydroxyurea Used To Treat Diseases

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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... Read more »

Side Effects of hydroxyurea

My dad has been taking hydroxyurea for advanced polycythemia vera. He has phlebotomies every one to... 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: St. Louis Clinic That Treats Sexually Transmitted Diseases Will Stay Open

A St. Louis Health Department STD clinic that treats about 90 people a day will not close after all. Closing the clinic had been under consideration for several weeks as the department sought to cut more than $1.5 million from its budget for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex Diseases Cost $16 Billion a Year to Treat, CDC Says

CDC reported that it costs the United States $16 billion annually to treat eight STDs -- HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV). CDC's most recent comprehensive data (2008) estimates... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prison System "Gaping Hole in Public Health Network" for Treating People With Infectious Diseases, Opinion Piece Says

The U.S. prison system is a "gaping hole in the public health network" for treating people with infectious diseases, New York Times editorial board member Brent Staples writes in a Times "Editorial Observer" piece. "[H]eavyweight" infectious... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

E.U. Provides $14M to Develop Plant-Based Pharmaceuticals to Prevent, Treat Diseases, Including HIV/AIDS

The European Union announced on Thursday that it has provided $14.8 million to develop plant-based pharmaceutical production technology to prevent and treat diseases, including HIV/AIDS, Xinhua News Agency reports. The Pharma-Planta project will... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm looking to hear from someone who has tried this hyroxyurea. My doctor wants me to try it in combination with other drugs. ANyone out there with exprience?

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5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies

Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.

1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor
gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
and had breezed through the questions until... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE:
Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Claus Khnlein, Germany

English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy McMahon and Fintan Dunne. With kind permission by the
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