Wally Cindi (41) has become a darling to his community of Mohlabeng in Mafikeng where he provides one-on-one support to men who are either living with HIV or fear to take up an HIV test.
Velile Sikanisi believes that the cultural belief that a Xhosa man should sleep with an older woman after he had been to initiation school may have been the reason why he contracted HIV.
Thomas Mashego (41) is a living testimony that ARV treatment is a life saver. This 41 year-old father of two first tested for HIV in 2010 and the result was negative’
Walking out of the community health centre in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth where he was informed of his HIV diagnosis Masumba Riet couldn’t belief what the health care worker had just told him.
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.
When Alfred Molatudi attended the launch of the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Initiative in Mangaung in 2015 where he tested HIV positive, he was there to do what he loved best- adding his voice in the fight against discrimination of gay men and lesbians.