Nigerian popular LGBT activist, Bisi Alimi has shared some touching advice as he celebrates 15 years of living with HIV
The gay rights activist said he was diagnosed 15 years ago but began taking medications 10 years ago and he’s been living a healthy life. He went on to advise followers to take a test and begin medication if it comes out positive.
He went further to reveal that he decided to take the test when his boyfriend died from the disease, according to him he knew he was at a greater risk of getting the virus but shame and fear did not allow him go for the test even his friends knew about it but shame and stigma wouldn’t let them go for the test and get treatment.
In another post, he wrote:
I can go on and say much more, like appealing you to please donate to the work of Bisi Alimi Foundation, and letting you know;
1- HIV knows no sexuality; it doesn’t care if you are;
Gay, straight, male, female, Trans, tall, short, white, black, Asian; if you are exposed, there are chances you will get infected.
2- Like taking a test is the best way to know and adhering to your medication is the best way to stop the virus.
3- That U actually equals U, but that’s if you know, on treatment and in good health.
4- That you can live a long healthy life with HIV.
5- That holy water, anointing oil and other falsehood you have been sold won’t cure HIV
6- That there is no cure yet, but it is on its way.
7- I love you
8- That thank you to my husband Anthony Davis for being the most amazing man.
9- That please donate to Bisi Alimi Foundation.
Here is to mark 15 years of my #HIV diagnosis and 10 years of being on medication, and I still look so fly!
Please watch this message, share this message, take a test and safe a life. Thank you.