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Liberian Doctor Reduces Ebola Mortality Rate From 70% to 7% Using The AIDS Drug Epivir

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A  doctor in Liberia, acting out of frustration for the lack of medication to fight the Ebola virus in his country  is reporting success in treating the deadly disease with the HIV medication marketed as Epivir.

Dr. Gobee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That’s a 7% mortality rate. Across West Africa, the virus has killed 70% of its victims. Outside Logan’s Ebola center in Tubmanburg, four of his recovering patients walk the grounds, always staying inside the fence that separates the Ebola patients from everyone else. “My stomach was hurting; I was feeling weak; I was vomiting,” Elizabeth Kundu, 23, says of her bout with the virus. “They gave me medicine, and I’m feeling fine. We take it, and we can eat — we’re feeling fine in our bodies.” Kundu and the other 12 patients who took the lamivudine and survived, received the drug in the first five days or so of their illness. The two patients who died received it between days five and eight. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says that theoretically, Logan’s approach has some merit. Lamivudine is a nucleocide analog, and other drugs in this class are being studied to treat Ebola.

Epivir (aka 3TC) was invented by Dr. Bernard Belleau while at work at McGill University and Dr Paul Nguyen-Ba at the Montreal-based IAF BioChem International, Inc. It has been a big breakthrough in tri-therapies and is typically prescribed as one of the medications in the combination pills Trizivir and Combovir to fight against HIV.

Gay Man Sues Doctor For Listing His Homosexuality A “Chronic Condition”‏ Code 302.0

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46 year old Matthew Moore who is openly gay is suing his doctor Dr. Elaine Jones and the Torrance Health Association, a Southern California healthcare network after discovering a description in his medical records notating “homosexual behavior” as a “chronic problem” after undergoing a routine physical in April 2013. “It was infuriating. It was painful. It was another attempt by this doctor and this medical group to impose their agenda of discrimination and hate onto a gay patient.”

The diagnosis was coded as 302.0, an archaic classification from The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known as the ICD). Code 302.0 “homosexual behavior” was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1973.

Jones defended the description by saying that the medical community goes “back and forth” on whether or not homosexuality is considered a chronic condition. A false argument used by many in the medical profession with an anti-gay agenda.

Moore wrote a letter complaining about the designation to the Torrance Memorial Health Association and received a prompt apology:

“We would like to unequivocally state that the Torrance Memorial Physician Network does not view homosexuality as a disease or a chronic condition, and we do not endorse or approve of the use of Code 302.0 as a diagnosis for homosexuality,” Heidi Assigal – Torrance Health Association Senior Director.

Moore said he let the issue go, thinking the problem had been solved. But when he obtained a copy of his medical records in May, he said he was stunned to see that while the 302.0 code had been removed, “homosexual behavior” was still listed under “chronic problems.” That prompted him to file suit in July against Dr. Jones, the Torrance Health Association Inc. and the related Torrance Memorial Physician Network, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress and libel.

Torrance Memorial Physicians Network said that employees unsuccessfully made “every effort” to remove the information from Moore’s records. “Due to the highly complex software used in creating an electronic medical record, the incorrect code continued to exist in an electronic table only,” it said. “As a result, this incorrect diagnosis code was included on a paper copy of the record, which was provided only to the patient.”

“I gave them chance after chance and this time I’m not going to be silent. My silence would condone this activity,” he said. “I don’t want any gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual ever to hear from a doctor that their normal and healthy sexuality is anything other than that,” said Moore, noting that suicides among LGBT youth is higher than other groups. “Maybe we all just saved a life today.”

MEDICAL BREAKTHOUGH – CNRS Team at the Architecture et Réactivité Uses AIDS Virus To Fight Cancer

According to a CNRS team at the Architecture et Réactivité de l’ARN (RNA Architecture and Reactivity) they have used a specific mutant protein of  the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS in addition to a combination with an anticancer drugs to  improve their effectiveness.

Published in PLoS Genetics on August 23rd the CNRS team has selected a “library” of nearly 80 mutant HIV proteins and tested them on tumor cells in the presence of an anticancer drug. The results have enabled them to identify a dCK variant that is more effective than the wild-type (non-mutated) protein, inducing the death of tumor cells in culture which leads to possibility of reducing the doses of anticancer drugs and would palliate the problems posed by their components’ toxicity, reduce their side effects and, most importantly, improve their effectiveness.

The next step in the years to come will be preclinical (animal) studies on the isolated mutant protein. In addition, this experimental system using a normally life-threatening virus is likely to lead to a great many other therapeutic applications.

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Man Sues NJ Hospital For Being Denied HIV Meds, Doctor: “This is what he gets for going against God’s will”

A gay New Jersey  HIV-positive man is suing Trinitas Regional Medical Center stating that the hospital denied him his HIV medications,  treatment and visitors, as the doctor remarked, “This is what he gets for going against God’s will.”

Joao Simoes  says that the hospital admitted him in August 2011, but that “requests for his lifesaving medication were not honored,” and his sister was denied visitation rights.

Dr. Susan V. Borja, M.D., allegedly approached Simoes while he was confined to the hospital’s mental health wing and Simoes asked for his HIV medication.  Borja then allegedly asked Simoes how he got HIV, to which he responded, “I got it from unprotected sex.”  Dr. Borja closed the plaintiff’s file, put it down and looked at plaintiff with disgust on her face and asked, coldly, “Is that from sex with men?”  Simoes says he responded affirmatively and that, “immediately after hearing this, Dr. Borga proceeded to exit the room.”

The hospital finally permitted Simoes to call his personal physician on the third day of his stay and learned that the doctor had already spoken with Borja about Simoes’ medication.  Dr. Borja responded to the doctor by stating, ‘This is what he gets for going against God’s will,‘ and hung up the phone .

Simoes sister was contacted and went to the hospital with his own personal HIV perscriptions and only then did the nurses eventually gave plaintiff his medication,” the complaint states.

The hospital’s conduct allegedly caused Simoes to miss five doses of his medication and Simoes seeks punitive damages for discrimination.

And of course, Trinitas Regional Medical Center is a Catholic Hospital and Dr. Susan V. Borja, M.D recieved her medical degree from Santo Tomas, a Catholic university in the Phillipines.  Surprise!  Surprise!

Feel free to file a complaint against Dr. Susan V. Borja with the NJ Board of Medical Examiners.

And contact Trinitas Regional Medical Center at info@trinitashospital.org

Will this insanity ever stop?

Source:  Courthouse News

 

Homophobic Doctor Maria New Treats Pregnant Women with Experemental Drug to Prevent Lesbianism

Dan Savage reports on one of the most scariest stories I have heard recently about Pediatric endocrinologist Maria New of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University who is trying to prevent lesbianism by treating pregnant women with an experimental hormone. 

Who is this bitch,  Mrs. Dr. Mengele?

New is also trying to prevent the births of girls who display an ‘abnormal’ disinterest in babies, playing with girls’ toys, becoming mothers, and whose ‘career preferences’ are deemed too ‘masculine.

\If this news is true, then this “doctor” should be immediately disbarred. Exposing an unborn child to exogenous hormones with unknown side-effects, in order to prevent something that isn’t a disease is just sickening. Somebody in the state, please report this crime immediately

The Tea Party Threatens Funding To The AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Lou Chibarro of the Washington Blade is reporting that some longtime supporters of ADAP in Congress are reluctant to approve supplemental funding this year for fear of angering the Tea Party. (For those who don’t know, The AIDS Drug Assistance Program keeps tens of thousands of people alive by providing them with free or low cost HIV medications)

William Arnold, executive director of the National ADAP Working Group, said intense pressure on members of Congress to curtail spending by the so-called Tea Party movement has made it difficult to line up support for an emergency supplemental appropriation measure. This steroid online roids is a convenient addition to any shake so you can put on mass and size. You will not find a mass gainer like this anywhere else on the market.

Arnold and officials with other national AIDS and LGBT organizations say the program is facing a crisis never seen before, where a growing number of low income people with HIV or AIDS may be denied life-saving anti-retroviral drugs in at least 11 states this year because state ADAP affiliates have run out of money. Due to a shortage of funds, the 11 states have been forced to put in place waiting lists for patients who otherwise would have received AIDS medication prescribed by their doctors.

What the Tea party desires here is tantamount to the murder for thousands of HIV+ individuals. (Just like thier idol Ronald Reagan, may he rot in hell) and I personally am well beyond tired of their ignorance, racism, and blatant homphobia on constant display….blathering on about “taking back” their country, their government, etc etc….wishing to re-subjugate, re-enslave, and oppress anyone and everyone who will not bow down at heel to their inbred, hate-filled and discriminatory rhetoric.