A lady has celebrated 22 years of living with the deadly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which serves as fertile ground for the onset of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
While having HIV does not necessarily mean a person has AIDS, it is noteworthy that living with the virus for such a long period will clearly require some level of sacrifice.
Sharing her joy on social media accompanied by a beautiful photo, this lady who is identified as Queen Mo [@MMancobeni] wrote:
22 years living with HIV and still kicking I’m Thee Girl
22 years living with HIV and still kicking
I'm Thee Girl💓❤️💓❤️❤️💓❤️ pic.twitter.com/6XXvfuKsMR
— Queen Mo (@MMancobeni) May 19, 2021
Many have shared their views. While some commend her for bracing the odds, others believe HIV is not deadly thus her celebration is much ado about nothing.
@u10akaji wrote: HIV does not kill, humans with their gross hatred for each other do. Live Longer and happier dear.
@levysipho21 wrote: Umuhle and I love what you do, your encouragement to those who kept on dying inside, fear to come out about this desease,,, being HIV+ doesn’t mean that you are dead but this is just virus you live with.
@ncubesimplicity wrote: Ooooooh! Yes Mughal shine. Remember to eat health also. Be proud that you only got HIV only and thank God the Lord almighty that you’re still shining, also remember there is someone with cancer and he/she is counting the days everyday but you only take one pill a day………….
@sibusisiwe wrote: I remember a time when HIV was taboo and so many people refused to take treatment because they were indenial and others were scared to because the nurses working ko kasi would tell their neighbors which broke trust and people lived with the virus till it was too late..
@Nnembe wrote: Usually I am only doing hiv testing when I’m only pregnant but you guys makes me to not fear hiv anymore… Thinking of going to the clinic soon