Dearly B. Loved
OnToplist is optimized by SEO
Add blog to our blog directory.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Former Zimbabwean Model Laments Stigma Following HIV Disclosure

Rather sad.......
By Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye
20 April 2009
In 2003, Tendayi Westerhof, then one of Zimbabwe’s best-known fashion models, published a book revealing that she had tested positive for HIV, and launched a nonprofit organization to encourage prominent individuals to set an example by being tested for HIV.
Westerhof hoped to inspire others to deal constructively with their HIV status, but lately she is expressing disillusionment, saying she has experienced the stigma of HIV firsthand and lost the support of many friends and family members who were once close to her.

No comments:

Post a Comment