Unashamed Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe opens up about her HIV status

Unashamed Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe opens up about her HIV status

Talk show hostess Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe has opened up about her HIV journey ahead of the World Aids Day.

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Kananda-Dudumashe is known to be very vocal and open about her HIV status. On Friday, she yet again opened up about her journey, DailySun reported.

With the World Aids Day kicking off on 1 December, the TV presenter spoke about the two decades she has lived with HIV.

Kananda-Dudumashe said it has been a very long journey but her positive status never made her feel like throwing in the towel.

In fact, she has used her influence to help and inspire others living with HIV and she has since become a beacon of hope to other South Africans.

Like other HIV activists, Kananda-Dudumashe feels there is a need to educate ignorant people

“Every time I meet people who say bad things, I take that as an opportunity to correct them. That’s how people are taught,” she said.

Kananda-Dudumashe also called on people to 'personalise the risk of HIV infection' on the 2018 World Aids Day.

“When you personalise the risk of HIV infection, you begin to look in your area of service and in your area of influence,” the People’s Paper quoted her.

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Kananda-Dudumashe is not the only notable personality to open up about HIV. Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported a British MP made history when he revealed his positive status in Parliament.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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