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Mac Diagnosis

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MAC diagnosis but nothing found in culture

I was treated for MAC for year and a half and then stopped , remained on HAART , took a treatment break for 5 months and developed severe pains , swelling and necrosis of lymphs on biopsy . But while they tried to culture for mc they unable to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Necrotic nodes can be difficult to culture organismas out of and are a real challenge as your situation demonstrates. MAC can certainly cause that-if you had culture demonstrated MAC previously then relapse is a major concern so often patients wind... Read more »

MAC, biaxcin and nutrition

My father has a mycobacterium and is taking biaxcin until they get a complete diagnosis (2 weeks).... Read more »

My partner has reactivated to CMV and possibly MAC due to his AIDS treatment

My partner of 4 years was just diagnosis with AIDS one month ago. His viral load is 735K and his... 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 Health Service... 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 »
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... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis HIV/AIDS Advocates Offer Their Tips Click here to view our collection of tips from HIV-positive people. Download Audio Juana Clarke, Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Conn. ... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The Eleventh Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in San Francisco opened yesterday with a bang, as a group of investigators from Los Angeles and San Diego provided long-awaited information on the incidence of sexually-acquired... Read more »

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 »