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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Diagnosis Treatments Side Effects 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...
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D/C MAC prophylaxis?

Dr. Holodniy, On 11/22/09 I asked:44 yo M diagnosed with HIV/AIDS on 5/4/09. (Last test 6 yr ago negative.) 5/4/09 CD4=40 (lower limit of normal =688), CD4%=6, PCP and MAC). Started on truvada 300/200, reyataz 300, norvir 100, ethambutol 800,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I don't recall you stating that MAC had been identified in your sputum, which places you in a slightly different camp than someone who was just receiving MAC prophylaxis without ever having MAC isolated from sputum, blood or anywhere else. MAC... Read more »

Doubting Thomas?? (MAC)

Hey there Dr. Bob!!Ciao bello, Tom here. I just wanted to say hello and see if you had time to respond to me. I have recently been dealing with fears of HIV. I tested via Home Access, and the result was negative. Woo-hoo-able, right? Not so fast. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Doubting Thomas,Your negative Home Access test, assuming it was done after the window period, is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Have you skipped over the HIV diagnosis and progressed to AIDS with MAC?... Read more »

What are some preventions of KS??

I'm a student researching about Kaposi Sarcoma. I got some information how to treat KS but no information of how to prevent so far. I think some information of how to prevent KS will be helpful. Can anyone help?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The answer to your question depends on whether you are asking how to prevent the disease KS (i.e. the purplish lesions) or to prevent infection by the KS virus. If you are HIV+, then the best way to prevent the disease KS, is to be on good anti-HIV... Read more »

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what is mac
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the question.MAC is a short way of saying Mycobacterium avium complex, aka MAI- mycobacterium avium intracellulare.This is a group of bacteria which can cause widespread infection in people with low CD4 counts. It is in the same family... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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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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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

More Evidence

Posted by Bear60
of the USA's mishandling of the HIV/AIDS funding is shown in this article: The New York Blade 12/09/2006 By VINCENT MACISAAC "I'M FRIGHTENED ENOUGH that talking to you makes me nervous," a senior official at an American health organization tells... Read more »

my name is chuck...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi my name is chuck and I have been hiv+ since feb 98. I went to the emergency room at the local hospital because of breathing problems. the diagnosis was pneumonia, thats when the aids test was... 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 »