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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 diagnosed... Read more »
Articles
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... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...guide to treating someone with MAC. Resistance patterns of MAC bacteria vary a lot. It may be difficult to work out the best MAC treatment for an individual. Treating MAC infection requires several drugs because no one drug by itself is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...(antibiotics) to treat MAC. At least two drugs are used: usually azithromycin or clarithromycin plus up to three other drugs. MAC treatment must continue for life, or else the disease will return. People react differently to anti-MAC drugs. You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... 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 »

Survival Time

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
I have come to realize that posting an average survival time of thirteen years for people on meds with clinical aids was misunderstood by many of you. Let me qualify that post. First the average describes survival for people with clinically... Read more »

Stopping Therapy for Mycobaterium Avium Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Within the past month and a half, my partner has become sick. He has consistantly [consisted] tested negative for HIV. He has been diagnosed with a mycobacterium avium infection in his bone marrow. Unfortunately the treatment looks pretty harsh from... Read more »