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Mycobacterium Avium-intracellular 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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what is mac
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for the question.MAC is a short way of saying Mycobacterium avium complex, aka MAI- mycobacterium avium intracellulare.This is a group of bacteria which can cause widespread infection in people Read more »

MAI infection

What is it?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It stands for Mycobacterium avium intracellulare, also known as MAC (the "c" stands for "complex"). It is a germ related to TB that causes infection in AIDS patients. 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 Read more »

MAI - Tell me more

What is MAI and what can be the effects and outcome?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...MAI stands for Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (more often called MAC for M.a. complex), which is a germ that belongs in the same family as tuberculosis. It Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...I Have MAC? How Is MAC Treated? Can MAC Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is MAC? Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) is a serious illness caused by common bacteria. MAC is also known as MAI (... 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? Read more »
Pet Owners With HIV/AIDS Resource Service, Inc.

Pet Guidelines For People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Introduction Ascarid Infections Campylobacteriosis Chlamydial Infection Cryptococcosis Cryptosporidiosis Giardiasis Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection Psittacosis - Ornithosis Ringworm Salmonellosis Toxoplasmosis ... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

New Developments in the Management of MAC Infections

...In patients with advanced HIV disease, few opportunistic infections are more worrisome than disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex. MAC is one of the most common complications of AIDS, occurring in 22% of adults with C.D.C.-defined AIDS ( 1... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... 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 »

Infection from Pre-cum

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If by chance you were exposed to pre-cum and was infected, would you seroconvert later than if you were infected by semen? What are the chances of being infected by precum with only one exposure? Read more »

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