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Who Is At Risk For 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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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
...learn more in the archives and on related links.Good luck to both you and your daughter.Dr. BobAIDS INFONET FACT SHEET 514 Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) July 19, 2006 What Is MAC? How Do I Know if I Have MAC? How Is MAC Treated? Can MAC Be... Read more »

results what they mean

Hi Dr.I was recentlt diagnosed HIV + about twoweeks ago - I had the results of my first bloods today My viral load was 200,000 and my CD4 count was 430. The doctor was worried about the percentage CD3 -CD4% which was 16. First, I dont really...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as cryptosporidiosis and toxoplasmosis, become more likely. Further decline into the 50-cell range increase the risk for MAC (Mycobacterium avium complex) and CMV (cytomegalovirus).Because CD4-cell counts are so variable they even vary with... Read more »

Risk of tuberculosis/MAC infection to HIV negative caregivers.

Our brother recently disclosed that he has Aids and is being treated for PCP, MAC/tuberculosis. During the treatment process we provided comfort and company. He began his hospitalization in a regular room, but was subiquently moved to ICU with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.I'm not sure if you are stating that your brother has both MAC (Mycobacterium avium complex) and tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis, MTB) or just MAC. In the later case, there's no risk to exposed family members.In 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 »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...Sheet 508 . Malaria is common in the developing world. It is more common and more severe in people with HIV infection. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC or MAI) is a bacterial infection that can cause recurring fevers, general sick... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...true for infections related to the lungs. This is a risk for smoking marijuana as well as tobacco. Having HIV increases the risk of chronic lung disease. Smoking can interfere with processing of medications by the liver. It can also worsen liver... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...cytomegalovirus (CMV) People with low CD4 counts are at risk for developing serious OIs such asPneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), andcytomegalovirus (CMV). As CD4 cells drop below 200, your health care providerwill... Read more »
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are there any risks below? PLZ answer

Posted by kljhkfdjhselfjd, 1 Reply
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... Read more »

hiv risks?

Posted by ben7206, 3 Replies
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... Read more »

are there any risks?

Posted by mysterious, 2 Replies
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...from red cells) 49 54.Hyperbilirubinemia 10, 13 55.Globulins produced during polyclonal gammopathies (which are seen in AIDS risk groups) 10, 13, 48 cross-reactions 10 57.Normal human ribonucleoproteins 48, 13 58.Other retroviruses 8, 55, 14,... Read more »