From Sonke’s Digital Story Collection: Sonwabo’s Story
After Sonwabo’s wife passed away, he became a single parent. He soon noticed his own health declining, but he struggled with the thought of seeking medical care at the nearby clinic. When he decided to get help, he discovered he was HIV+. Now in a healthy relationship and active in his community, Sonwabo challenges the stereotype that men are not involved in efforts to promote testing and care.
Key points to consider in viewing Sonwabo’s story:
Many people believe that if they are HIV+, finding and maintaining healthy, loving relationships is impossible. Some may prefer not to know their status rather than face unfriendly clinic environments. Consider these fears and barriers as you watch the story, and think about the importance of peer support, for men. How has Sonwabo found meaning in his life?