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Mac Symptoms

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What are MAC symptoms?

Four days ago, I had terrible periodic stomach ache and have been going to the toilet at least 3-4 times a day and my bowel is foamy, very small and sometimes my bowel is like phelgm. I'm POZ for almost 4 years now, not yet on ARV and havent...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
MAC only affects those with very low CD4 cells. What are yours?MAC will make you have a lot of bowel movements,which you do not seem to have. Systemic MAC infection can cause spiking fevers and lethargy. Diarrheal illness caused by MAC includes... Read more »

MAC in stool sample without symptoms and TCell count over 150

My husband was recently diagnosed with HIV. Except for diarrhea that he has had for a few months... Read more »

MAC in the spine

What symptoms occur in the body when MAC is found in the spine?... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Project Inform

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 »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Brief Update on the Treatment of Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC Disease)

Several recent studies have produced important information on the optimalmanagement of MAC disease in patients with HIV infection. Currently,clarithromycin at a dose of 500 mg twice daily is the cornerstone of therapy,though azithromycin at a dose... Read more »
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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 »

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 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 »

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 »