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Getting Mycobacterium Avium Complex When You Have Hiv

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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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mycobacterium avium complex

I'm a healthy woman in my 60's. Iwas diagnosed with MAC about a year and a half ago. I was prescribe a cocktail o ethambutol, rifampin and biaxin. I was allergic to the first two.I have been taking Ketek 400mg 2 tablets once daily and avelox 400 mg...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...This forum is for HIV-infected persons. MAC is an infection that HIV+ folks can get, but usually it is spread throughout the body, rather than being Read more »

mycobacterium avium complex

Dear Doctor,I would like to know the answer to my question ; what isthe connection between HIV/AIDS and TB? An acquaintanceof mine had an acid- fast-bacilli sputum culture done and the results were mycobacterium avium complex. Negativefor TB. I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...While Mycobacterium avium is considered an HIV related infection it can also infect people who do not have HIV- it can cause lung disease in people with underlying lung diseases 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 »

What is going on?

Dr. Frascino, my partner has newly diagnosed AIDS. In October of 2010 at dx, his CD4 count was 5 and his viral load was 968,000. The end of December 2010 his viral load was 800 and CD4 147. He was doing well. Last week Thursday he woke up short...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...humoral immune responses and has been noted to occur with multiple opportunistic pathogens, including mycobacterium tuberculosis, mycobacterium avium complex, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C, candida albicans, Kaposi's... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent MAC (Disseminated Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease)

... What is Mycobacterium avium complex disease? Can children get MAC disease? What are the symptoms of MAC disease? How is MAC disease diagnosed? How do Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...healthy immune system will control MAC, but people with weakened immune systems can develop MAC disease. Up to 50% of people with AIDS may develop MAC, especially if their CD4 cell count is below 50. MAC almost never causes disease in people with... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...(acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV (cytomegalovirus), or cryptosporidiosis Hepatitis usually... Read more »
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need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...Be. Can Anyone Help Shed Light On My Situation. Thank You Ron And If Anyone Could Tell Me What The Sympotoms Are NEeded For Aids. Or Whatever This Is Id Be Greatly Apreciated. Please Dont Suger Coat It. Id Like The Hard Truth. Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral Read more »

Stopping Therapy for Mycobaterium Avium Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...and a half, my partner has become sick. He has consistantly [consisted] tested negative for HIV. He has been diagnosed with a mycobacterium avium infection in his bone marrow. Unfortunately the treatment looks pretty harsh from all of the... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

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...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Read more »