Gail Johnson: Response to HIV treatment would make Nkosi Johnson proud

Nkosi Johnson's foster mother, Gail Johnson, sayd Nkosi Johnson's legacy continues to live on today through government's aggressive response towards ending HIV/Aids.

Gail adopted Nkosi, who was an orphan, and raised him until he was 12 years old before dying of Aids in 2001.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Gail Johnson about the legacy he has left and the work she is doing to further his work at Nkosi's Haven.

The young HIV/Aids activist captured many hearts in a speech he made at an HIV/Aids conference held in Durban, where he pleaded with government to do more to address the spread of the illness.

Listen to the conversation below:

President Mbeki walked out during his [Nkosi Johnson] speech. Now what is being done is mind-blowing.

Gail Johnson, Nkosi Johnson's mother

A couple of days before his passing, he made the decision to stop taking anti-retroviral (ARV)treatment because f the side-effects.

His legacy is to stop denialism and stigma and acknowledge that people need support and that's all there is to it.

Gail Johnson, Nkosi Johnson's mother
Read More
Sexual and romantic relationships between staff and students off limits at Wits

Sexual and romantic relationships between staff and students off limits at Wits

The university has formulated the banning policy to curtail possible abuse of power by lecturers against students.

Researchers link childhood hunger and violence

Researchers link childhood hunger and violence

Dr Tracey Ledger believes that hunger is a contributing factor to poor impulse control fuelling violence and crime in later life.

Braai etiquette? Yes, there are do's and don'ts for that as well

Braai etiquette? Yes, there are do's and don'ts for that as well

Make sure you don't leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth at any social gatherings over the festive season.

HIV self-testing in the privacy of your home

HIV self-testing in the privacy of your home

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes HIV self-testing will improve healthcare service accessibility to a wider population.

A night of sizzling hits and dance with Vusi Mahlasela's Soul Shine Night

A night of sizzling hits and dance with Vusi Mahlasela's Soul Shine Night

The world renowned singer says it's important for African people to express their spriritual identity through music.

Survey finds men abused as kids are 5 times more likely to become violent adults

Survey finds men abused as kids are 5 times more likely to become violent adults

More than 85% of the men who participated in the survey had experienced violence or neglect during their early childhood years