A beautiful woman, Noluyolo Copiso, has been living with HIV for more than a decade and she's using her positive status to make a difference in other people's lives.
In 2008, Noluyolo Copiso was the victim of sexual abuse which led to a positive HIV test two years later. However, instead of allowing the virus to ruin her life, Copiso became an activist who helps others going through difficult circumstances.
Copiso is indeed an inspirational 28-year-old woman. She was sexually assaulted twice - in 2008 and in 2013 - by a gang of four and afterwards suffered seizures, depression and a stroke.
Speaking with Briefly.co.za, Copiso, who hails from King Williams Town, revealed she mostly stayed with her grandparents because her mom, Ntombomzi, worked in Cape Town.
Copiso credits organisations such as LoveLife and GogoGetters for changing the way she views life and this helped her decided to become an HIV activist after her diagnosis.
Now Copiso is a motivational speaker and HIV activist and she is helping young people who are living with HIV.
She also works with people who were victims of sexual assault and abusive relationships, as well as young people who suffer from depression. Talking about her passion to help others, Copiso said she was 'obsessed' with making a difference in the lives of those who need it.
The beautiful young woman went on to chase her dream of becoming a model and she is currently attending a software engineering school in Johannesburg.
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