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Is There A Cure For Mac

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mac

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...
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... Read more »

Disseminated Mac

My daughter has Mac infection. She has 0 cd-4 and her viral load has exceded 100,000. She has been... Read more »

MAC

What are the latest treatments for MAC? We have a patient who has MAC and wasting. We just want to... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MAC AIDS Fund Survey of People in Nine Countries Finds Misconceptions, Stigma

A survey released on Tuesday by MAC AIDS Fund of people in Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the U.S. found misconceptions about the availability of a cure for HIV/AIDS and the consequences of the... Read more »
TheBody.com

The First Man to Be Cured of AIDS: An Update on the Amazing Story -- This Month in HIV

[Editor's Note: Since we conducted and posted this interview in 2009, there have been many developments in the story of Timothy Ray Brown, formerly known only as the "Berlin patient." In addition to this article, we encourage you to read "Tentative... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7,000 Gay Men Help Study AIDS

Launched in 1984 before there was a test for HIV, the Multicenter AIDS Study (MACS) began seeking gay men to participate in a study of this new disease. Since then, more than 7,000 men who have sex with men (MSM) recruited from four MACS cities have... 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 people get MAC disease? How can I avoid MAC disease? When should I get treatment to... 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 »

MAC. & low cd-4

Posted by danni, 3 Replies
i am terrified, i just learned that i have mac. my viral load is 87,000, my cd-4; only 14. my doc. did start meds for me, but i can't get past the fear that it's too late. with my blood counts, is mac, a sure death sentence? i appreciate any... Read more »

Mac infection

Posted by FurryAquaMammal, 2 Replies
So, going on 5 months of detection. Need some insight in to dealing with MAC infection. I have a good team of docs, but need some insight into what to expect. Swollen nodes in my neck, been on antibiotics to treat it for over a month now, surgery... 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 »