Living positively: HIV-positive lady gave birth to HIV-negative child

Living positively: HIV-positive lady gave birth to HIV-negative child

- Lebogang Motsumi is living with HIV

- She revealed that her daughter is HIV-negative

- She's a motivational speaker and HIV activist

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In a bid to spread the message that there's life after HIV, a brave lady living with HIV revealed recently that she gave birth to an HIV-negative daughter.

Lebogang Motsumi shared a photo of herself and her daughter on Twitter recently, gathered. She accompanied it with the caption:

Living with HIV and gave birth to a daughter who is HIV negative... So yes, you can still have kids. #UbabesweHIV.

Lebogang, from Parktown in Johannesburg, describes herself as an inspirational speaker and HIV activist.

Recently, she revealed in a Twitter thread how she contracted the condition. She said insecurities about her looks and weight drove her to seek approval from men.

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Lebogang went through a string of relationships, fell pregnant several times, and frequently had abortions. She ended up dating a celebrity who turned out to be HIV-positive.

Lebogang eventually went for testing and discovered she was positive. Her at the time boyfriend was negative and a month later, she discovered she was pregnant. Her daughter turned out negative.

As a result of denialism, she stopped taking ARVs and joined a "healing" church hoping for a miracle. However, this only worsened her condition and she nearly lost her life.

Fortunately, Lebogang accepted her condition and doctors were able to save her. She encouraged HIV-positive people to keep living positively.

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Lebogang's followers praised her for being brave and for inspiring them. See some of their reactions below.

African pastors are infamous for their hard-to-believe "miracles." Watch 5 of them in the video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.

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