Nkosinathi Mgwenya (34) was a student at the University of North West in Mafikeng doing his final year in Social Work when his girlfriend insisted that he should get tested.
Jeffrey Sambo is known in his community of Dingamazi, Giyani as a man who loved beauty pageants.
Elias Mamabolo spent almost two decades doing what he loved best – teaching at a local school in his home town of Polokwane. It was in 1996 when he first tested for HIV.
John Mathebula (51) is an HIV activist in his village of Dzumeri, 40km southeast of Giyani. He first tested for HIV in 2004.
Remind Baloyi (25) hails from Nwadzekudzeku village in Giyani, Limpopo. He tested HIV positive after a few visits to the local clinic where he was being treated for persistent infection.
If you walk in the streets of Kalkspruit, a township outside Polokwane and ask people who Ronnie Sema is, everybody will tell you that he is a talented singer and dancer.