I was pleased to receive your letter of May 11, 1984 and thank you for your interest. We would indeed be interested in a
collaboration with you. Currently, we are involved in attempting to characterize the virus and to determine its relation to
the other lentivirus group.
I would very much like to hear your ideas on the framework for our collaboration.
As I will be leaving the lab for a period of approximately two months, I hope that we may be able to initiate the collaborative
study upon my return sometime toward the end of September, early October.