The activist shared that he has realized that HIV forsn’t kill, but it is the stigma, shame and discrimination that comes from people to individuals with HIV that kills them.
Bisi Alimi revealed that he got to know about his result when he was 29 years old and he has been living with it since then.
The rights activist on his Instagram page wrote:
“Eighteen years ago, at the National AIDS conference in Abuja and with nudging from friends, I walked into a testing booth for the first time.”
“I walked out with HIV positive test result. Two years before then, I had just lost my best friend to AIDS, and he was around 26yrs.”
“I have been living with HIV since I was 29, this year I clocked 47.”
“Between 2004-2009, I kept quiet about my HIV status cos of shame and stigma.”
“Then I realised, HIV doesn’t kill, it is stigma, the shame and the discrimination that does.”
“Here is to 18yrs of positivity and many more years to come.”
“Please get tested today.”