Wednesday, March 2017, my life changed forever. Like any other day …
The biggest thing I learned is that you can’t go through this alone – support is key.
I have also forgiven myself. This helped me heal. I also didn’t try to blame anyone else.
I wasn’t always the woman I am today who is self-assured, confident …
Hlengiwe rose above all the pain and abuse she had to endure… her smile is a miracle.
“Overcoming the fear of death – back in the day when I first tested, there was a belief that if you test positive then you will die within a year… Look at me now” – Thembela Gqokoma
Diagnosed with HIV in the year 2000, many years later she’s as healthy as any normal human being.
Speaker and author of “WHO TOLD YOU – A WOMAN’S JOURNEY WITH HIV”
Pilar of her community, Soweto, and uses her experiences to make life easier for today’s generation. Diagnosed with HIV in 1993, and has lived and overcame some of the most unthinkable experiences.
I’m generally a very positive person and I do not allow things to affect me negatively
I grew up in the backrooms of Linden, my mom is a domestic worker.