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WORLD AIDS DAY 2014

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Cindy Pivacic, 56. Her partner infected her whilst he was aware of his HIV status.

"It took me six years to actually go public about my status. Rejection, that I think is probably the greatest fear that you are going to be rejected, however, after the six years I decided well you know what, if people don't want to be around me well, I don't need them."

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Phindile Madonsela, 43. She is an HIV+ sangoma. She disclosed to her daughter when she was 7 and then again at the age of 14.

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Simphiwe Dlamini, 31, Disclosed to her father who was, and still is, extremely supportive.

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Yvette Raphael, 39: She disclosed for the first time at her workplace in front of 80 people.

"A friend close to me did not want to share a glass with me, but I never experienced stigma from my mother or sister".

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Mongezi Sosibo, 23 years, student, loves writing. Upon discovering his status, he accused one of his girlfriends of infecting him.

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Mmabatho Ranake, 27. Mmabatho is engaged to an HIV-man and she lives openly with HIV. "A lot of people are living with HIV and they experience stigma because they stigmatise themselves

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Koketso Mokhetoa, 23 years. She was born HIV positive and doctors told she would not make it past 13 years of age and she would not have any children. Today she is 23 and a mother to a healthy HIV-negative baby.

"I met a guy by the name of Tyrone and I told him about being HIV positive, he didn't really take it well, honestly speaking he didn't , so we both did a couple's test, and he still couldn't believe it, but then the support groups helped him a lot... helped us a lot"

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Nomasomi Limako, 40. She is disabled and contracted HIV from someone that believed that he would be cured from HIV if he sleeps with a person with a disability.

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Mongezi Sosibo, 23 years, student, loves writing. Upon discovering his status, he accused one of his girlfriends of infecting him.

"I stigmatised people living with HIV, until I became HIV positive"

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