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MAC treatment

I have been diagnosed with AIDS and MAC infection. I've been on treatment for both for about a year now. It is suspected that I may also have IRD (Immune Reconsitution Disease). The MAC infection has cleared from my blood, but is still in my...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
your post. The situation you describe is complicated and requires additional information. In general people who start on anti-MAC treatment have a fairly rapid decline in the amount of MAC in blood associated with resolution of fevers and other... Read more »

MAC Treatment

I developed a nasty case of MAC as a result of IRIS when I started my HAART. It has now been well... Read more »

MAC treatment

I began HAART in Jan'06 with a cd4 of 10 and VL of +500k. After a year of symptoms I was... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 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 »

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 »