ENCA: ‘My HIV Journey’ – I used to discriminate
Mongezi Sisibo discovered he was HIV-positive in matric, in 2011. He immediately called up one of his girlfriends at the time, attacking her and accusing her that she had given him the virus. She denied his accusations and they later discovered that she was indeed negative.
“I stigmatised people that were positive at the time I didn’t know about my own status, out of ignorance,” Sisibo said. He chose to disclose his status because he wanted to address the ignorance. “People stigmatise because they are ignorant and chances are, they’re going to discriminate.”
Source: ENCA News