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How Do I Know If I Have Mac

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

... What Is MAC? How Do I Know if I Have MAC? How Is MAC Treated? Can MAC Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is MAC? Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) is a serious illness caused by common bacteria. MAC is also known as MAI ( Mycobacterium...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...
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MAC

I need to know some information about MAC
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). I have attached a fact sheet about MAC (for specific questiosn go to opportunistic infections forum on the Body).... Read more »

Doubting Thomas?? (MAC)

Hey there Dr. Bob!!Ciao bello, Tom here. I just wanted to say hello and see if you had time to respond to me. I have recently been dealing with fears of HIV. I tested via Home Access, and the result was negative. Woo-hoo-able, right? Not so fast. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...MAC, especially if their CD4 cell count is below 50. MAC almost never causes disease in people with more than 100 CD4 cells. How Do I Know if I Have MAC?The symptoms of MAC can include high fevers, chills, diarrhea, weight loss, stomach aches,... 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
...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 Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is... Read more »

MAC and ME, Need Info.

I have been told my husband has MAC. I dont know anything about it. Can you tell me how serious it is, and the survival rate. I need to know exactly what Im dealing with in a realistic manner. Please answer. Im desperate!
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
MAC is a disseminated (goes to many parts of the body) systemic (has generalized, whole-body symptoms like weight loss, fatigue, fever) infection that HIV+ people get when their immune systems have suffered a lot of damage, usuakky with CD4 (T4)... Read more »
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Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

What Is Clarithromycin? Why Do People With HIV Take Clarithromycin? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Clarithromycin Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Clarithromycin React With Other Drugs? What Is Clarithromycin?... Read more »
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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

What Is Azithromycin? Why Do People With HIV Take Azithromycin? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Azithromycin Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Azithromycin React With Other Drugs? What Is Azithromycin? Azithromycin is... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

Table of Contents Introduction Cause Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments Side Effects Drug Interactions Cytokines Prevention Stopping Preventive Therapy Maintenance Therapy Children Pregnancy The Bottom Line 1999 Public... Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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please read, need advice

Posted by abitsad, 3 Replies
Here I am posting my second message; Nonetheless, feeling somewhat hopeful for the future. My hubby was dx with Aids about a month ago, CD4 75 & very high viral load. I find myself surfing the web for info re: life expectancy and so forth.., I... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »