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Dec 5, 2002

Dear Dr Young,

Thank you for your reply.

You mentioned that taking retrovir alone can have very serious risks of developing AZT resistant virus.

In view of this, should she stop taking retrovir now until proper treatment can be obtained. proper treatment may be obtainable next month where she will fly to another country for treatment. which is better now? continue taking retrovir until proper treatment or stop taking now?

her cd-4 count is 800 plus. i believe this is good indication right?

i thank you for your kind assistance todate.



Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your reply, jac.

I'd support a decision to discontinue AZT monotherapy, at least until the possibility of a potent three drug regimen can be addressed.

Indeed, many experts here in the US and Europe would probably not even recommend starting any therapy with a asymptomatic person with a CD4 count of 800.

I hope that this is helpful. Stay in touch. -BY

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