HIV/AIDS

Real-life story

HIV-positive for 30 years

David Patient (51) has been HIV-positive for almost 30 years. David lived in the US when he was diagnosed. He later returned to SA. This is his story.

HIV+ reverend tells all

Rev Christo Greyling tells the story of his life, HIV-diagnosis and struggle to overcome all the obstacles associated with this disease.

Nokhwezi's disclosure tips

Before you disclose to anyone – even if that person is within the family – you have to accept your status, and be able to deal with the fact that you're now living with HIV.

“Brokeback marriage”

Married for over 10 years Hendrik helped his wife bring up two kids. Over 40 years old he decided to come out and indulge in the gay scene. Is he prepared to face the consequences?

Night out with Bra Mo

The gay scene in Cape Town’s township is not always as in your face as in the city, but it’s there. Join Bra Mo’s friends on a few nights out . . .

Loving a man with HIV

One night changed everything when Neil and his partner Wynand were arrested. One walked out scott-free. The other one had to endure a gang rape and was left with a new HIV status.

load more

Ask the Expert

HIV/Aids expert

Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria before working for an HIV/AIDS NPO in Soweto for many years. She was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012.

Still have a question?

Get free advice from our panel of experts

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

* You must accept our condition

Forum Rules