Over the decades, there have been several public figures who have not only come out into public, but also managed to live a long life despite the life-threatening disease. In conclusion, being diagnosed with HIV doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world.
The following celebrities have proven so by being an inspiration choosing to use their fame to discuss their HIV status and to advocate for compassion and awareness around HIV, hoping to help others to do the same.
NB: Some of the celebs are still alive while others are deceased
Radio DJ Criselda Kananda, was diagnosed HIV positive more than 13 years ago, when she was seven months pregnant. Today she is a mother of 3, motivational speaker, professional counsellor, former nurse, medical underwriter and serves on the board of the South African National AIDS Council.
2. The late Lesego Motsepe
3. The late Koyo Bala
4. Thabang Sefatsa
5. The late Zombo