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Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection

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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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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 »

mycobacterium avium complex

Hello, my brother has colon cancer and he also has full blown aids and now doctors have told our family that he has the mac I am not too clear as to what this disease mean and is their a cure for this as well will it complicate what he is currently...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question.There is a lot on TheBody about MAC infection (Mycobacterium avium complex) (do a quick search, you'll find more). In short, MAC is a bacterial infection that affects the lymph nodes, blood stream and Read more »

mycobacterium avium complex

Dear Doctor,I would like to know the answer to my question ; what isthe connection between HIV/AIDS and TB? An acquaintanceof mine had an acid- fast-bacilli sputum culture done and the results were mycobacterium avium complex. Negativefor TB. I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
While Mycobacterium avium is considered an HIV related infection it can also infect people who do not have HIV- it can cause lung disease in people with underlying lung diseases and can also sometimes be a comtaminant- and not really cause any... Read more »

What should I do? Multi-drug resistant

I have been hiv+ since 1988. Unfortunately in the 90's I got into certain street drugs, and went through many drug combos obtaining resistance. I have now been sober over 4 years, but my t-count has been under 50 for all 4 years due to my becoming...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...strength tablet once daily (which prevents pneumocystis pneumonia) and azithromycin two tablets weekly (which prevents MAC or mycobacterium avium complex infection). You should still be taking both of these.I suggest that you talk to you doctor... Read more »
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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 »
The Body PRO

CMV Retinitis Despite High CD4 Lymphocyte Counts

...Kaposi's sarcoma, wasting syndrome and Parvo virus infections. One study however reported that HAART could unmask subclinical Mycobacterium avium complex infections localized to lymph nodes or skin by way of enhanced immune responses. Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

New Developments in the Management of MAC Infections

...against M. avium , ( 17 ) and was the first macrolide to be approved by the ED.A. for the treatment of MAC. As such, it is a mainstay of combination therapy for MAC bacteremia. A recently completed clinical trial assessed the effectiveness of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...Sheet 508 . Malaria is common in the developing world. It is more common and more severe in people with HIV infection. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC or MAI) is a bacterial infection that can cause recurring fevers, general sick... Read more »
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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 »

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in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »