HIV and AIDS

A woman who had what it takes to fight living with HIV

29-year-old Nombeko Mpongo of Gugulethu is one of thousands rape survivors who do not have access to anti-retrovirals. She contracted HIV after four men raped her in 1997. Nombeko said although it was difficult at first to talk about the ordeal she’s learned that there is life after HIV. Now she helps other HIV positive people to fight for their survival.

This report is in isiXhosa. Duration 3 minutes and 53 seconds.

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Thandeka Teyise