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Can Mycobacterium Avium Complex Kill You

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Drug Interactions Cytokines Prevention Stopping Preventive Therapy Maintenance Therapy Children Pregnancy The Bottom Line 1999 Public Health Service Prevention Guidelines on MAC Prevention Introduction Mycobacterium Avium Complex (my-koe-back-teer-ee-um ay-vee-um com-plecks) disease is among the most common bacterial infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people...
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This fear is killing me now.

Dear Doctor Robert,first of all thank you for the opportunity for me to post questions to this incredible website that keeps cooling me down from the fear of HIV.Recently (about a week ago) after I played tennis I went to massage parlour and ended...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the latex (or polyurethane) condom was used properly and did not fail, whether you're 19 or 99. Most condoms are latex, reservoir tip or not. Condoms provided by sex workers are indeed safe. After all,... Read more »

"What you dont know can kill you" and a further donation (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU)

Hi Dr BobI wrote you last week to say that after over a year of feeling really ill following some risky sexual behaviour - Shingles,chronic fatigue, joint aches, gum disease, rash etc etc, and being 100% convinced I had HIV I still couldn`t bring...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sharing your experience with the readers of this forum. Hopefully your true-life testimonial of "what you don't know about HIV can kill you" will give many others a swift kick in the ass so they too will get tested.The three primary reasons to... Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

Let me start by saying, I know I am asking a question that may not be good for others to see an answer to and if you want please respond to my email if you don't want to respond in the public forum.My daughter has been HIV positive for 12 years (she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...learn more in the archives and on related links.Good luck to both you and your daughter.Dr. BobAIDS INFONET FACT SHEET 514 Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) July 19, 2006 What Is MAC? How Do I Know if I Have MAC? How Is MAC Treated? Can MAC Be... Read more »

MY BROTHER TRIED TO KILL HIMSELF PLEASE READ ASAP!

Dear doctor bob,I found my brother reading ur site for months on end.The other day i walked into the bathroom to find that he had slit his wrists. He is alive, he is still in ICU though.I understand why he did it, we live in saudi arabia, muslim...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would still hope he would be evaluated by a psychiatrist, but if, as you say, they are "practically nonexistent" there, that may be difficult to arrange.I'm not exactly sure how I can help over the Internet. You state that your brother has been... Read more »
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Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

...Fact Sheet 500 for more information on opportunistic infections. Cipro is often used along with other antibiotics to treat mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), an opportunistic infection in people with HIV. See Fact Sheet 514 for more... Read more »
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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

...sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When... Read more »
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Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When... Read more »
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CD4 Cell Tests

...lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of CD4 cells. T-4 cells , also called CD4+, are "helper" cells. They lead the attack against... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

i cant take this any longer..my anxiety is killing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have all kinds of symptoms of hiv but not ars........if i was exposed to ARS a year ago would symptoms of the infection start only less than a year from when i got infected? im so lost...please any response is helpful! Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...practice and endorse safe sex put me at ease a little bit. Just want positive thoughts for a negative result, the waiting is killing me! Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Shelly391967, 1 Reply
took a rapid hiv test this week and it came up positive. went for the blood test but the budget shutdown in NJ effected the state labs and its taking longer to get my results back. having a bad day today, feeling really down. while i know that... Read more »