A South African woman identified as Nikita has won the admiration of many for publicly speaking about her journey with HIV/Aids.
Sharing her experience via her twitter account she says
‘I have survived raped twice by my uncle and a unknown man,I have survived abuse from my mom.
I grew up in a orphanage, I was conceived via rape,I got diagnosed at 18 with a CD4 of below 100.
10 years later Im stil here thanks to my arvz #Covered24_7′
In another tweet Niqita said she was once sexually once abused while expectant by someone who should have protected her.
‘Ever had to be sexually abused while pregnant simply because you needed accommodation yep that was me. It made my strong.’
Describing herself, the mother of three said that HIV does not define her.
In the recent past more and more people are sharing their HIV stories. Among the most public cases are Asumpta Wagura, the late Binyavanga Wainaina,Phenny Awiti and Doreen Moraa.
Phenny Awiti was born with the virus but only found out when she was in high school.
Doreen Moraa has been living with the disease for 20 years.