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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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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 is also treated with... Read more »

rare mycobacterium - pulmonary infection

Several months ago my partner was diagnosed with a lung infection - mycobacterium interjectum (this is not a typo - M. interjectum was the only mycobacterium cultured on two separate bronchoscopies). She is a perfectly healthy (HIV negative) 42...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I'm glad she appears to have responded, but I would be more reassured if a repaet CAT scan aalso showed improvement since that is a more sensitive test than a chest X-ray. I am anxious about any single-drug regimen for any atyoical... 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 »

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 »
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Non-Progressive HIV?

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
My boyfriend was told by his dr today that he has a type called Non-Progressive HIV. He didn't get alot of info on it right now though.

Is anyone else familiar with this? Read more »

ARS from non HIV retroviruses?

Posted by bobarama
can you get ars, sexually or through blood transfusion, from retroviruses other than HIV? Read more »

non progresive hiv

Posted by KerryinPS, 2 Replies
I am 49 yo gay male. HIV+ since 88. I have never been ill, i have never taken meds and I would like to talk to others with this same condition.
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