According to AVERT, South Africa has the biggest and most high profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated seven million people living with HIV in 2015. Over the years, some prominent figures and celebrities have lent their voices to the cause and some have sadly lost their lives to HIV/Aids.
In recent years more and more celebrities and public figures have become vocal about living with the disease, crushing the myth that HIV/Aids is a death sentence.
Here are some celebrities who have disclosed their status and are living positively with HIV/Aids.
Musa ‘Queen’ Njoko
Gospel singer Musa ‘Queen’ Njoko has been living with HIV/Aids for 21 years. She was only 22 when she was diagnosed and at the time, there was no treatment available in South Africa. Njoko has since become one of the most prominent voices fighting HIV/Aids.