Mzansi Celebrities openly living with HIV

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It is important to disclose your HIV status. As HIV becomes more of a chronic disease and PLWHA live longer, disclosure of HIV status is encouraged as a way to reduce sexual risk behavior and transmission of the virus, decrease stigma associated with HIV, and increase access to support and care.

1.Criselda Kananda

The radio Dj and social media personality has open up about her HIV status. She is proudly mother of three kids.

During the interview she said “The HIV in my body is having a live concert’ – Criselda Kananda on ARVs amid Covid-19. Criselda has never taken ARVs, telling the Sunday Times several years ago that her immune system was strong enough. “I am HIV-positive and in all the years I have known my status I have never taken ARVs”.

2. Leleti Khumalo

There has been rumoured that has been circulating and it been a while now that revealed that Leleti Khumalo got the disease while she was still marriage to Mbongeni Ngema. People have ended up saying that she is HIV positive.

2. Mbongeni Ngema

There has been some rumours about Leleti Khumalo and her ex husband Mbongeni Ngema.

Apparently Leleti Khumalo divorced Mbongeni after almost 20 years of marriage because she was not happy.

People then speculated this and they were then led to believe that she might have gotten the virus from her ex husband Mbongeni. This made people to believe that Ngema was also HIV positive.

3. Lesego Motsepe

Lettie Matabane was a South African actress, social activist and singer best known for her role as Letti Matabane in Isidingo from 1998 to 2008.

The actress disclosed her HIV status on Kaya FM on World Aids Day in 2011. Sadly the star passed away in 2014 after she stopped taking ARV treatment.

4. Thabang Sefatsa

Another mzanzi celeb who have open up about HIV status is The Former Roses FC and Tigers FC player Thabang Sefatsa has open up about his HIV status. He has revealed that he had to retire grom being soccer player because after tested positive of HIV.

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