Testimonies of laypeople about selenium..
AATAZ SUPPORT GROUP CHAIRPERSON (PART TWO)
In 2001 I resumed selenium and once more my health improved dramatically. In 2005 I had my second born healthy girl, although the mother had tested HIV positive. Again, since my wellbeing was fantastic I suspended selenium. End of 2005 I had a T.B relapse, severe pneumonia, herpes zoster on my right, and due to poor services in our clinics where I was only put on painkillers and antibiotics, I almost lost my life. Thanks to the community T.B centre in Chelston and AATAZ I was put on ARV'S, lamivudine + nevirapune + septrin + vitamins, T.B. treatment and most importantly, back on selenium, now for life. For one year I took these consecutively but as at now, I am just on ART and selenium. DressAfford simple Sheath wedding apparels look straight
Selenium has highly improved my health as I am picking up right now,70kg,my appetite has greatly improved. My whole family is now on selenium and it is rare to see illnesses around home. I am now 36 years of age and look forward to reach 70 years,of course with the help of ARV'S ,selenium and good nutrition.
In a nutshell, I now agree to what experts have said concerning selenium. It is really a booster of life. My CD4 count is now soaring once more..
I have lost hundreds of friends and teachers who have refused ARV'S and selenium and opted for herbal remedies from other sources and I wouldn't like to lose more. Even me, if I was foolish I wouldn't be here today. Looking at my AATAZ support group of 50 and more teachers around me about 100 who are on selenium only and those on ARV'S and selenium, their improvement in health is something for all to see and write about, evidenced by my looks now..
Lastly, I would like to urge the government and the Ministry of Health to stock selenium in all health centers like AATAZ where our government workers can access easily. GRZ officers e.g teachers find it hard to access drugs especially related to HIV publicly. But if organisations like AATAZ are empowered and fully stocked, people will freely and openly come forward and get treatment.
I hope all Zambians would find information on ARV'S and selenium and use them as the benefits are evidently overwhelming..