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Mycobacterium Avium Complex Immune Reconstitution

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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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Dr. Frascino, my partner has newly diagnosed AIDS. In October of 2010 at dx, his CD4 count was 5 and his viral load was 968,000. The end of December 2010 his viral load was 800 and CD4 147. He was doing well. Last week Thursday he woke up short...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...humoral immune responses and has been noted to occur with multiple opportunistic pathogens, including mycobacterium tuberculosis, mycobacterium avium complex, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C, candida albicans, Kaposi's... Read more »

mycobacterium avium complex

I'm a healthy woman in my 60's. Iwas diagnosed with MAC about a year and a half ago. I was prescribe a cocktail o ethambutol, rifampin and biaxin. I was allergic to the first two.I have been taking Ketek 400mg 2 tablets once daily and avelox 400 mg...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This forum is for HIV-infected persons. MAC is an infection that HIV+ folks can get, but usually it is spread throughout the body, rather than being isolated to the lungs. I will say that it is unusal to be allergic to ethambutol and rifampin so,... Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

Let me start by saying, I know I am asking a question that may not be good for others to see an answer to and if you want please respond to my email if you don't want to respond in the public forum.My daughter has been HIV positive for 12 years (she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...learn more in the archives and on related links.Good luck to both you and your daughter.Dr. BobAIDS INFONET FACT SHEET 514 Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) July 19, 2006 What Is MAC? How Do I Know if I Have MAC? How Is MAC Treated? Can MAC Be... Read more »

my son was just diagnosed w/AIDS

My 23 y.o. son tested + for HIV in 5/08. Several months later his "labs" were drawn and his levels are:84,221 virul load, 35 t-cells. He has had test every 6 months since age 15. I am very scared! He seems always tired, last night his face broke...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...off. The list of potential opportunistic infections includes PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia), CMV (cytomegalovirus), MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), toxoplasmosis and candidiasis among many others. There are prophylactic medications... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...Sheet 508 discusses herpes simplex (cold sores and genital herpes.) Molluscum (a skin infection. See Fact Sheet 513 ). Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC): This opportunistic infection is related to tuberculosis. It can flare up during... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

... What Is MAC? Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) is a serious illness caused by common bacteria. MAC is also known as MAI ( Mycobacterium Avium Intracellulare). MAC infection can be localized (limited to one part of your body) or... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious condition that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. The main concern with IRIS is the inflammation that it causes. Though research is beginning to sort out the condition, it is... 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 Read more »
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Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

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...or exposure to viral vaccines 11 17.Pregnancy in multiparous women 58, 53, 13, 43, 36 18.Malaria 6, 12 19.High levels of circulating immune complexes 6, 33 20.Hypergammaglobulinemia (high levels of antibodies) 40, 33 21.False positives on... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...or exposure to viral vaccines 11 17.Pregnancy in multiparous women 58, 53, 13, 43, 36 18.Malaria 6, 12 19.High levels of circulating immune complexes 6, 33 20.Hypergammaglobulinemia (high levels of antibodies) 40, 33 21.False positives on... Read more »