Nigerian Gay activist, Bisi Alimi is observing World AIDS Day 16 years after he tried positive for HIV.
In his post, he said the initial four years after he was determined to have HIV was intense for him due to the disgrace and the segregation he looked at that point.
As indicated by him, he’s had the option to conquer the entirety of that after the help and love from the individuals that issue to him.
Sharing a photograph of his blood test being removed from his arm, he wrote:
On this World AIDS Day, I want to share this again. It’s has been 16yrs I tested positive for HIV. 16yrs I have been living with the virus. The first 4yrs was hard and tough for me, not because of the virus, but because of the stigma and the discrimination and shame. I look back at those 16yrs and where I am today and there is no better way to say this; the resilience and support and love of the people that matter has kept me alive, kept loving, and kept me inspired.
If you are living with HIV, please know that it is no more a death sentence and you can actually live positively with HIV.
Finally, I hope you will acknowledge and appreciate that you are all you have and this life is a gift and what others say or think about you is not your business, but theirs.
Happy World AIDS Day