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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

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 within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC is most likely to occur in people with CD4+ cell counts below 50 and at least one other opportunistic infection (OI). Routine blood tests from people with low CD4+ cell...
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Elisa for Mycobacterium

I recently had under gone an Elisa IGm for Mycobacterium. It was negative. Does that mean that I dont have AIDS?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
This all depends on what the context under which the test was obtained. Which mycobacterium was being looked for (eg tuberculosis or MAC, etc). What stage of HIV infection you have, etc.... 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 »

MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM

MY DAUGHTER HAS AN INFECTED LYMPH NODE, THEY ARE NOW SAYING IT IS MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM. ALL THE INFO I FIND IS RELATED TO AIDS/ HIV, CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY THAT IS NOT?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Lympadenitis due to M. avium complex occurs in children and is not related to an immunedeficiency, and is not like the MAC infections that oxccur in AIDS. You can find the information you're looking for in a pediatric infectious diseases... Read more »

mycobacterium gordonae

I recently had bacterial pnuemonioa and at that time the sputum specimen they collected tested positive for either TB or MAC. Now the Dr. is telling me that infact I have Mycobacterium gordonae and that my subsequent weeks of Biaxin, Levaquin and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
M gordanae is an atypical mycobacterium--those 3 meds are usually pretty active against it. Maintaining HIV therapy with a low RNA and protecting the CD4 count is also recommended if possible. The CD4 count can drop in the midst of an infection... 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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While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »