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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 had my...
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 »

positive for MAC , am i HIV+?, please dr this time!

...concerned about an exposure to hiv about 6 wks prior to mac symptoms developing.hiv tests have... 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... 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start... 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... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

Triple digits twice in 3 years

Posted by Brian360, 1 Reply
When i finally got on the ball and decided to continue my medication regimen after a drug vacation of nearly two years (yes, I was naive, in denial and feeling quite well up until a certain point) I was at a CD4 count of 1. That was back in June... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an... Read more »