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Does Age make a difference?
May 12, 1998

Dear Dr. Murphy, I am 58, does age make a difference on the progression of the disease?, do we have a lower number of T-cells and lower immunity as we get to our late fifties? does this have implications as to whether to pursue an aggressive treatment?

Response from Dr. Murphy

Dear Friend,

Age does make a difference. There is no difinite age limit, but the older one gets, the less robust the immune response. 58 is not all that bad. The medicines still appear to work.


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