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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

What Is MAC? How Do I Know if 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 ( Mycobacterium Avium Intracellulare). MAC infection can be localized (limited to one part of your body) or disseminated (spread through your whole body, sometimes called DMAC). MAC...
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half the daily Sustiva dosis???

Dear doctors!FIRST ISSUE:I was infected in spring 1996 and put on medication (Truvada+Sustiva) in November 2006 when my viral load had soared from roughly 50.000 in September to 220.000 and my CD4-count sharply dropped from 190 to 55. My viral load...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Guten tag and thanks for your post.There are several potential reasons why your CD4 count hasn't risen, ranging from drug toxicity (sometimes seen with Bactrim/Septra) to secondary infections (like MAC). I always look first to the CD4% to see if... Read more »

Doubting Thomas?? (MAC)

Hey there Dr. Bob!!Ciao bello, Tom here. I just wanted to say hello and see if you had time to respond to me. I have recently been dealing with fears of HIV. I tested via Home Access, and the result was negative. Woo-hoo-able, right? Not so fast. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Doubting Thomas,Your negative Home Access test, assuming it was done after the window period, is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Have you skipped over the HIV diagnosis and progressed to AIDS with MAC?... Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

Let me start by saying, I know I am asking a question that may not be good for others to see an answer to and if you want please respond to my email if you don't want to respond in the public forum.My daughter has been HIV positive for 12 years (she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's situation. The likely outcome if she is not willing to take medicines is that she will succumb to AIDS-related opportunistic infections. MAC (mycobacterium avian complex) is a very serious condition in... Read more »

NON HIV MAC

My Mom has MAc from our local water source. How can I find info that is not HIV related?She is 70 and very sick from this disease, Pls help me obtain more info. Thanks
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know of any resources written for the lay public about nin-HIV-associated MAC, but you can certainly start by looking this up in a standard textbook of infectious diseases, like The Principles & Practice of Infectious Diseases edited by... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

Table of Contents Introduction Cause Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments Side Effects Drug Interactions Cytokines Prevention Stopping Preventive Therapy Maintenance Therapy Children Pregnancy The Bottom Line 1999 Public... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

AIDS-Related MAC

What is MAC? Many people with HIV get sick with a disease called MAC. This page explains what MAC is. It also talks about medicines to help prevent and treat MAC disease -- and how you can help yourself stay healthy. MAC is short for ... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and... Read more »
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The Hope of Christmas

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
While visiting Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, I hired a guide who retold the story of the massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells on 13 February 1692. On that night, thirty-eight MacDonalds were murdered in their beds by Campbells who had... Read more »

Other PML sufferers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I WOULD LIKE TO CORRISPOND WITH OTHERS WHO SUFFER FROM PML....IWAS DIAGNOSEDIN4/99 AND AM SLOWLY GETTING STRONGER.I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE EXPERIENCES.............. Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an... Read more »