- Criselda Kananda has been living healthily with HIV for 22 years
- However, the radio personality and activist has recently had to start taking ARVs
- Criselda said the necessity of excessive sanitising has taken a toll on her immune system
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After 22 years of living healthily with HIV, radio personality Criselda Kananda has started a course of antiretroviral medication (ARVs).
The star recently opened up to fans about her health.
This weekend, she said that she was “not 100% well.”
She revealed she had tested negative for Covid-19, but said the HIV in her body was “having a live concert."
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Criselda posted her negative Covid-19 results.
She wrote, "First things first - thank you God that I'm alive even though I'm not 100% well. (For) many persons living with HIV, diabetics and cancer survivors (and) including many others who have immuno compromised health, this is a difficult period for us. The constant cleaning of surfaces, sanitising, disinfecting and covered breathing unfortunately leads to unintended consequences. This immune system becomes lazy, giving strength to any existing bugs in our bodies."
Due to this, Criselda is now on ARV's.
The star said the next six weeks are critical to seeing how she will proceed from now on, health-wise.
Criselda has achieved many great things in her life, in spite of her positive HIV diagnosis.
Earlier this month, Briefly.co.za reported that the media personality was to be bestowed with a an honorary doctorate.
Criselda, who has been married twice, is currently in the process of divorcing her second husband.
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