Selenium
(µg/dl)
HIV seronegative
(n=109)
HIV seropositive
 (n=97)
Patients with marked weight loss  (n=88)
Mean±SD 6.99±4.26 5.90±2.78 5.53±1.85
Median(Range) 6.58 (0.05-40.57) 5.46 (1.73-21.77) 5.42 (1.39-11.19)
<7, no. (%) 78(71.56) 93(95.9) 79(89.8)*
* P < 0.05 compared to HIV seronegatives.
Table 2: Serum levels of selenium in patients with and without HIV co-infection, apparently healthy controls and asymptomatic HIV infected blood donors.