RnB singer Rihanna took a public HIV test to raise awareness of the virus on World Aids Day. A few beautiful HIV positive ladies have also come out to kick the stigma associated with the virus.
Rihanna and Prince Harry took HIV test in the songstress’ native nation of Barbados to raise awareness of the virus on World Aids Day.
World AIDS Day is held on 1st December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.[sic]
A few women have come to openly reveal they are HIV positive; below is the list of the pretty ladies who are living with the virus.
1. Malina Fisher
Melina is an American HIV Activist, poet and a model. She has dedicated her free time to educate people about HIV and to help those who are newly diagnosed with the virus.
Melina has been living with the virus for the last 6 years.
"Six years ago I never would have imagined I'd be in this place," she said. "I'm so content and happy knowing that I'm going to be OK. I still have the love of my son and everyone around me." Melina spoke on her YouTube channel.
2. Evelyn Rodriguez
Evelyn contacted the virus through drug use. wearehiv.org says that she was addicted to heroin for 13 years and only managed to turn around when she enrolled at a rehab. Evelyn discovered she had the virus and decided to dedicate her life to Christ.
3. Marvelyn Brown
Brown who is a resident of New York, contacted HIV in 2013. She has accepted her status and she now working to prevent new HIV infections.
4. Renee Burgess
Renee, a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, was diagnosed with HIV in 2007 during a prenatal checkup when she learnt she was pregnant with twins.
“I was completely in shock. I just stared away at the wall. I can still visualize the color of the paint." Renee Burgess described her experience when she was first told she had HIV.
She is now an HIV activist.
5. Lebogang Brenda Motsumi
Motsumi is very familiar to Kenyans, the South African lady caused a stir in the country when news outlets first wrote about her story.
The 25-year-old HIV positive mother of one contacted the virus in 2009 when she was only 17. Motsumi revealed a guy she was dating deliberately infected her and others as he didn't want to die alone.
Motsumi is now an HIV activist and she is now working towards an Aids free generation.