Tsima Project – Mpho’s journey with HIV (Shangaan version)
Mpho tested positive for HIV in 2002 and he started taking antiretroviral treatment in 2005 when his infection intensified. Taking antiretrovirals has improved his health significantly. Today, Mpho encourages people in his community to test for HIV. He says the fear to test is really what kills many people who could have otherwise ensured that they stay healthy irrespective of HIV infection. He urges men to take responsibility and to stop being afraid of HIV infection so that they can ensure that if positive, they don’t infect their partners.