The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Mycobacterium In Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Project Inform

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...
Ask the Experts

Mycobacterium Gordanae and MAC

I have had a chronic cough for 11 months. I finally asked my Pulmonoligist to do a Mucas sample, this is after being diagnosed with having Asthma and then H flu. Now they say I have MAC and Mycobacterium Gordonae. I also have Hep C and in the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The approach to your Rx also depends on your HIV siuation and which HIV meds you are taking and what is your current CD4 count. Treating MAC and M gordonae can be challenging 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 Read more »


Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...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 textbook. Since this is not a... Read more »

mycobacterium avian complex

My 57 year old non-HIV sister was diagnosed with this and it appears she has had it for more than two years. She is to be treated by a physician but everything she reads about it is very grim and she is frightened. Apparently the chemothatherpy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of antiretroviral therapy. In HIV+ patients, MAC is often treatable with a combination of antibiotics with an improved outcome when the underlying HIV infection Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...healthy immune system will control MAC, but people with weakened immune systems can develop MAC disease. Up to 50% of people with AIDS may develop MAC, especially if their CD4 cell count is below 50. MAC almost never causes disease in people with... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent MAC (Disseminated Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease)

...I have already had MAC disease, can I get it again? For more information About 20 to 30 percent of people with AIDS get MAC disease. Adults usually don't get MAC disease until their T-cell count drops below 50, but children can get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

... Fact Sheet 124 for more information on CD4 cells. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is MAC. This stands for Mycobacterium avium complex. See Fact Sheet 514 for more information on MAC. People who have a CD4 cell count of less... Read more »
Connect With Others

need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...Be. Can Anyone Help Shed Light On My Situation. Thank You Ron And If Anyone Could Tell Me What The Sympotoms Are NEeded For Aids. Or Whatever This Is Id Be Greatly Apreciated. Please Dont Suger Coat It. Id Like The Hard Truth. Read more »

Whats the point

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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 »


Posted by Ophites, 2 Replies I thought this might be the place for an introduction. I first found out I was HIV+ when I found out I was actually in an AIDS crisis, in 1995. I was just diagnosed with PCP which was confirmed by bronchoscopy, then I had the other... Read more »

Posted by Anonymous
Read more »