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How Do You Get Rid Of Mac

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AIDS InfoNet

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 Avium Intracellulare). MAC infection can be localized (limited to one part of your body) or disseminated (spread through your whole body, sometimes called DMAC). MAC...
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healthy two-year old with localized neck mac infectionm

My otherwise healthy 2-year old has a localized MAC infection on the neck.(size of a 50 cent piece) It started as a swollen lymph gland which turned into a large abcess. After surgery, the MAC diagnosis was determined. After 49 days of antibiotic...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
In otherwise healthy children surgery is often required to remove the infected node and get rid of the MAC infection. I recommend that you consult a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases for specific help with your child. Good luck! Read more »


Dear Doctor,Thank you very much in advance for any help you can give. These are the facts: HIV(+) for one year, numbers stable at VL=45K, 4=23, CD4=500. NEVER been on antiretrovirals. A few weeks ago I developed a very bothersome diarrhea. My...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
At your T cell count you are more likely to be colonized with MAC on the surface of your gut than to have had deep tissue infection. In these circumstances it is not considered necessary to be on continuous treatment for MAC. But this is a... Read more »

sick of not looking fabulous- Now im king hippo

Dr. Bob, I am sick of not looking fabulous. Prior to this thing, I could have any man i wanted. Now, i eat so much eat day- it hurts me- i feel so sick and fat and bloated each day. I heard that you need to feel stuffed to make ur body strong to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello King Hippo,Put down the Big Mac and step away from the Krispy Kremes! Whoever told you that "you need to feel stuffed to make your body strong to battle the virus" was probably a chubby chaser who wanted to turn you into a mega bear (or King... Read more »


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 »
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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 »
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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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Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello, Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had. I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in. I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to... Read more »

to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... Read more »

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MAC IV Therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm thinking of stopping IV therapy for MAC....can anyone tell me if they've done that...and if so.....did you feel better or worse without the meds? My CD4+ cell count is still below 50.....the meds make me feel so awful I have to wonder if the MAC... Read more »