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RESEARCHER CRITICIZES AIDS TESTS ON CHILDREN
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RESEARCHER CRITICIZES AIDS TESTS ON CHILDREN

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A leading government researcher expressed concern about the continuation of a study in which more than 300 children with AIDS are not getting the drug AZT, now widely believed to be effective in children.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the national program to test and evaluate potential anti-AIDS drugs, said he believes the time has come to give all patients access to AZT, and he said he has expressed his doubts about the children's study.Half the children in the study are getting an unproven drug called intravenous immunoglobulin, or IVIG.

Half are getting only a placebo, which lacks any beneficial ingredients.

AZT is the only anti-AIDS drug so far approved for routine use.

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