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Triple Therapy Mycobacterium Avium Complex

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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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Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the wit,and more importantly, the detail and the time you take in answering the questions. I have learned alot and I thank you. I just read the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immunodeficiency noted at the time of your diagnosis. Your problem with anemia and low platelets was most likely related to your Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) opportunistic infection. Current recommendations suggest discontinuing MAC... Read more »

Worried Sick!!!!!

I know this isn't the topic for this forum, but I feel very comfortable with your answers..... I have been on Trizivir and Sustiva for almost 8 years nw. My VL has always been undetectable and my CD4 has ranged anywhere from 600-900. Recently my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...???Anyway in the Spring of 2008 what I thought was just the flu was: 1) PCP Pnuemonia 2) Histoplasmois (Diseminated) 3) MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)I spent an entire month in the hospital and almost kicked the bucket, but thanks to some... 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 it is unusal to be allergic to ethambutol and rifampin so,... 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 »
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International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Report from the Third International Conference on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection Birmingham, United Kingdom

...With the increasingly clear association of human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and a growing array of chemotherapies, researchers and clinicians alike are becoming more hopeful that this once-rare form of cancer can be brought... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...been used to prevent MAC. These drugs are usually prescribed for people with less than 50 CD4 cells. Combination antiretroviral therapy can make your CD4 cell count go up. If it goes over 100 and stays there for 3 months, it may be safe to stop... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections Update

...preventative medications for opportunistic infections. Listed below are summaries of several studies presented at the conference. Mycobacterium Avium Complex Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a serious bacterial infection and is one of the... 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? How do Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...despite your accusatory tone I will try to address your question. If I remember correctly, you wanted to know whether starting therapy now would qualify as "early treatment" since you've been infected for over a year but only seropositive for a... Read more »

does any one know where to send blood

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 6 Replies
I need to know if anyone knows where to get tested for type O and N or any other weird strains of HIV I have many symptoms but continue to test negative even though I have stuff like persistent oral thrush, OHL Epstein bar low testosterone vitamin ... Read more »

Stopping Therapy for Mycobaterium Avium Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...and a half, my partner has become sick. He has consistantly [consisted] tested negative for HIV. He has been diagnosed with a mycobacterium avium infection in his bone marrow. Unfortunately the treatment looks pretty harsh from all of the... Read more »