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How Do You Prevent Mycobacterium Avium Complex

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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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Why the antibiotic

I am a typical trio: Truvada, Norvir, and Reyataz. But my doctor also put me on a preventive antibiotic: Azithromycin (Zithromax). I take 2 600mg pills once a week. My doctor told me what this was for, but in all the quickness of it all, I have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...optimally (and avoid the selection of drug resistant virus).The azithromycin that your doctor has you on is probably to prevent Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection-- something that patients with very low CD4s are at risk for.Hope this... Read more »

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 isolated to the lungs. I will say that it is unusal to be allergic to ethambutol and rifampin so,... Read more »


Dear Doctor,I had a PCP diagnosis four months ago, which was successfully treated with Bactrim question is -- with a T cell count of under 30 and viral load of 40,000....what are the chances of contracting this OI again?....The hospital...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...stop taking the Bactrim. Also, with such a low T-cell count you could benefit from azithromycin 1200 mg once a week to prevent Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease. Get going and good luck! 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 and can also sometimes be a comtaminant- and not really cause any... Read more »
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 »
Body Positive

Stopping Preventive Treatments

...guidelines suggest the same rules as for starting in the first place, that is, if the T-cell count drops below 200 again. MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) The recommendations for preventing mycobacterium avium complex have also changed. MAC... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Azithro v. Clarithro: Two Drugs Might Be Better Than One for Prophylaxis of M. Avium Disease, But Are Any of Them Clarithromycin?

...long-awaited data was presented on two very large studies looking at various drugs in different regimens for the prevention of mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). Michael Marco was there and prepared this report ACTG 196, chaired by Chicago Rush... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Update on MAC Prophylaxis

... There have been a number of important developments in the prevention of Mycobacterium avium complex disease in patients with HIV infection since the publication of the US Public Health Service/Infectious Disease Society of America Read more »
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Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

Posted by Anonymous
Good day! I just found out that I have some bacteria in my blood. I'm low with t4cell at 1 so my doctor says that I have MAC. I wanted to know if anyone has experience this and has anyone gotten better. This could explain my many symptoms... Read more »

Whats the point

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in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »