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How Does Mycobacterium Avium Complex Spread

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Could you tell me what Mac is. And when could a person with hiv get this? and what signs to look for?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
..."MAC" stands for Mycobacterium avium complex, which can spread in your blood and cause a range of symptoms in very advanced HIV disease (AIDS). Usually CD4 cells are less Read more »

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

... 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... 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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