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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 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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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 »

Low Red Cells

Hi, I'm 41yr male with aids, mac, cryptosporidium, tcells at 8 and viral load at 580,000. My RBC, Hemoglobin and Hematocrit are slowly dropping to 50% of their normal range. Would a blood transfusion benefit me? If so, how long do those effects...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If your red blood cell indices -- RBC, hemoglobin, and hematocrit - have fallen to 50% of their normal range you indeed have significant anemia. My guess would be that you are also not feeling all that well. Significant anemia is associated... Read more »


My mother has Crohn's disease. As a result of long-term use of predinose, she has little immunity. Therefore, she has MAC. It had manifested in her calves causing sores. They cleared and now there's concern that the MAC has traveled elsewhere...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
MAC infection has been found in the brain but that is an unusual site. When a person's immune system is damaged by infection or medication, then usually the MAC can be controlled but not cured. MAC is typically treated with a combination of 2 or 3... Read more »

mac without aids

My father died of mac a year ago. He did not have aids. How could he have gotten it and how common is it for a non-aids patients to get mac.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV-s can get MAC although that does not happen often. The germ is in soil and water throughout the environment, so it is not hard to come into contact with it. Typically HIV-s with MAC also have chronic lung disease of some kind which makes them... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: Center for Global Development Report Examines Africa's Health Workforce

In a Center for Global Development " Global Prosperity Wonkcast " segment, CGD HIV/AIDS Monitor Nandini Oomman discusses her new report, " Zeroing In: AIDS Donors and Africa's Health Workforce ." The report "looks at how AIDS programs could be... 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 »
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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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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The Hope of Christmas

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
While visiting Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, I hired a guide who retold the story of the massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells on 13 February 1692. On that night, thirty-eight MacDonalds were murdered in their beds by Campbells who had... Read more »

No safe sex, why?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Why do so many gay men who post on hook-up type web sites who state they are HIV- put they have no preference for having safe sex or not having safe sex? It seems crazy to me. Any thoughts on this? Read more »

In a bit of a fix...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there, I posted a couple of weeks back about my drunken unprotected sex with a guy I had a one night stand with at Christmas who I later found out had been VERY promiscuous whilst travelling a couple of years back.. Anyway, had test after 4... Read more »

You might get to see ME

Posted by dj1979, 3 Replies
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