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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...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 were found in the blood of 43% of people...
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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), a paradoxical worsening of symptoms as immune function improves, is a concern.Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and tuberculosis (TB): disseminated M. avium and M. tuberculosis can spread from... Read more »

Chemo and CD-4 counts (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

I am a HIV+ 37 year old male who is very healthy except for fighting KS in my colon and stomach. I have been undergoing Taxol treatment for my KS since Dec 08 until now June 1, 09. My oncologist and I decided to take a break till Mid-July because my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You seem to be most worried about the diagnosis of AIDS because your CD4 count has dropped below 200. Actually you qualified for the AIDS diagnosis when your Kaposi's sarcoma Read more »

recent diagnosis

Dear Dr.Frascino,This question may not be exactly about fatigue and anemia but i have chosen this forum because i like your responses and style.A bit of background;My partner(40) diagnosed HIV+ after he presented with PCP recently.( Up to this point...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...strongly recommend MAC prophylaxis for HIVers with absolute CD4 counts less than 50. Primary prophylaxis against disseminated mycobacterium avium complex (DMAC) can be discontinued in HIVers who respond to antiretroviral medication with a... Read more »

Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive" was not a reportable condition until recently; however, AIDS has been for quite some time. (See below.) Once an AIDS diagnosis is made the diagnosis is not reversible even if your counts improve on combination antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...bacteria. If your CD4 cell count is less than 50, your health care provider might treat you for MAC, even without a definite diagnosis. This is because MAC infection is very common but can be difficult to diagnose. How Is MAC Treated? The MAC... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

... Table of Contents Introduction Screening for Somatic Symptoms Assessment, Diagnosis and Management Insomnia Assessment and Diagnosis Management Nonpharmacologic Treatment Pharmacologic Treatment Read more »
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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...sarcoma Lymphoma, Burkitt's (or equivalent term) Lymphoma, immunoblastic (or equivalent term) Lymphoma, primary, of brain Mycobacterium avium complex or M. kansasii, disseminated or extrapulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis, any site... Read more »
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Mystery Diagnosis casting- Lipodystrophy Stories

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...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

STILL unsure of diagnosis

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
An update - or not....went to another place to be tested, rapid test POSITIVE, although line was faint - had blood drawn AGAIN to confirm (?) - results Monday. Hubby also got tested - he is NEGATIVE!!! Guy I had affair with has opted NOT to get... Read more »

Sex after diagnosis

Posted by efive, 3 Replies
I have a question I would like the answer to (if anyone knows) before my next doctor's appointment. If you're on meds and have sex with another positive person, what is the level of danger that you might acquire a resistant form of the virus? Read more »