Selenium and HIV – Africa



The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has claimed millions of victims and left behind multitudes of orphans (many of whom are also HIV positive). In 1993, shortly after completing her nursing training, Faith Liyena began working to find homes for orphaned children. Faith’s Orphanage Foundation now cares for 3,500 kids whose parents were lost to HIV/AIDS. Alltech has been working with Faith to improve the health and immunity of these orphans and the community as a whole by providing Sel-Plex organic selenium supplements and developing programs to raise selenium-enhanced chicken and eggs. Selenium helps HIV-weakened immune systems resist a range of infections.