Sep 7, 2001
Could you tell me what Mac is. And when could a person with hiv get this? and what signs to look for?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
"MAC" stands for Mycobacterium avium complex, which can spread in your blood and cause a range of symptoms in very advanced HIV disease (AIDS). Usually CD4 cells are less than 25 when this occurs. Symptoms can include fever, weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, anemia, stomach discomfort and diarrhea, among others.
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