Good question - one would think so, but according to the below link on a forum, some people talk about their experiences.
"I presently am not doing well. I have been having chest pains when I breathe for the last 2 weeks. It feels like pleurisy pain. I called the ID doc & he just said to take Azithromycin for 7 days. I called Pulmonary doc and she did x-rays, bloodwork, & PFT's & everything showed up fine but I am still in horrible pain."
I can identify with a lot of people on that forum - pains can be difficult to deal with - lung pain is unique & unlike any other pains I've ever had to deal with. Very hard to describe, the attacks vary and spontaneous. I'm pretty sure my situation is mold/fungal related due to exposure and most likely a co-infection, maybe MAC because of certain symptoms, and other bacteria.
I've read where MAC is associated with HIV - it may or may not, since I don't have HIV I really don't know for sure. The medical profession acknowledges worms in HIV people but not ordinary people. MAC maybe one of those things where it could be misdiagnosed as TB or some other pulmonary problem. I've read where it can't be cured as a chronic lifelong disease and I've read where it can be cured.