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'Nkosi Johnson was brought up never to be ashamed of his HIV status'

4 February 2020 4:43 PM
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Nkosi Johnson's mother Gail Johnson reflects on the life of HIV/Aids activist who died in 2001.

Tuesday 4 February would have marked the late HIV/Aids activist Nkosi Johnson's 31st birthday.

Johnson created awareness of the pandemic and its effect before he died at the age of 12.

He has been honoured with a Google doodle.

RELATED: Google doodle honours life of late HIV/Aids Nkosi Johnson

Joanne Joseph spoke to his mother and Nkosi's Haven founding director Gail Johnson to remember him and his activism.

He looked at me one day and said 'mommy I want to do more' but also he was brought up never to be ashamed of his status.

Gail Johnson, Founding Director- Nkosi's Haven

He taught acceptance.

Gail Johnson, Founding Director- Nkosi's Haven

Click on the link below to hear more....


4 February 2020 4:43 PM
Tags:
Nkosi Johnson
Gail Johnson
HIV/Aids

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