Thoko Ngubeni, a singer, lesbian and HIV positive who with her talents, brevity and social works have gained respect and acceptability in her community. Rejected by families, community, friends and was at the verge of death, Thoko with determination bounced back to life with resolve using her talents, time and little resource to ensure women don’t go through tough stigma she experienced on releasing her status as HIV Positive. Through a women support group called Mafithobelae founded by her with other women in Mpumalanga she has been striving to win the war of stigmatization on HIV/AIDS in Africa.  (image by Andrew Esiebo)
Thoko Ngubeni, a singer, lesbian and HIV positive who with her talents, brevity and social works have gained respect and acceptability in her community. Rejected by families, community, friends and was at the verge of death, Thoko with determination bounced back to life with resolve using her talents, time and little resource to ensure women don’t go through tough stigma she experienced on releasing her status as HIV Positive. Through a women support group called Mafithobelae founded by her with other women in Mpumalanga she has been striving to win the war of stigmatization on HIV/AIDS in Africa.
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