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Gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi marks 18 years of living with HIV

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Fashionable homosexual rights activist, Bisi Alimi, has taken to his social media web page to mark his 18th yr of residing with HIV.

Reminiscing on how he found that he had the virus in a publish shared on his Instagram web page, Bisi disclosed that he was ashamed of his HIV standing for years earlier than he embraced and have become vocal about it

In line with him, HIV doesn’t kill however the stigma, disgrace and discrimination meted on individuals residing with HIV is what kills.

The 47-year-old speaker additional suggested individuals to get examined and know their HIV standing.

He wrote,

“Eighteen years in the past, on the Nationwide AIDS convention in Abuja and with nudging from associates, I walked right into a testing sales space for the primary time.

I walked out with HIV constructive take a look at consequence. Two years earlier than then, I had simply misplaced my greatest buddy to AIDS, and he was round 26yrs.

I’ve been residing with HIV since I used to be 29, this yr I clocked 47.

Between 2004-2009, I saved quiet about my HIV standing cos of disgrace and stigma.

Then I realised, HIV doesn’t kill, it’s stigma, the disgrace and the discrimination that does.

Right here is to 18yrs of positivity and lots of extra years to return.

Please get examined at the moment.”

Bisi Alimi marks

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