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Please recommend a doctor for 2nd opinion!

May 2, 2004

Hi guys, well sero converted 11 months ago, was put on drugs within weeks, first kaletra/trizivir cd4 412/Vl 500,000( 3 months), Second Viramune, viread, epivir cd4 680/Vl 75( 4 weeks, had to come off drugs due to horrrendous liver results), was told to begin Sustiva , viread, epivir weeks later but I decided to take a drug holiday cd4 585/Vl 780 , now my CD4 is only 417, VL 47,000, Pergentage lowest ever at 28%, was 38, anyway I would love a second opinion on where I go next, I live in The San Francisco Bay area , but am willing to travel, I do not have confidence in my doctor, please help , Kevin . PS, I am planning to re-locate to the UK next april, any recommendations for care/doctor over there!!

Response from Dr. Young


There are a large number of very qualified and very good HIV specialists in the SF bay area. Rather than recommend one, I'd suggest contacting your local AIDS service organization (check out or the American Academy of HIV Medicine ( for locally up to date recommendations.


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