I am a HIV+ journalists who who gone public about my status after 7 years in denial. I have now lived with the virus for 11 on my 12th year. My son Immanuel has also lived 7 years with the same.
I am a volunteer in a community radio in Kibera, the 2nd biggest slum in Africa.
I go door to door educating in HIV, sharing my testimony to the community and educating through features I produce and play on air as I have live interactions with listener. Doctors and experts also come on board.
I am also a pioneer member of the Network of Journalists living with HIV in East Africa. I published my story through PANOS East Africa and shared it on World Wide Web.
My heart goes to all infected as well as affected, as I lost many of my close relatives to the same.
I believe in change. I also believe that change starts with me. Iive with the virus,...I fight to CHANGE peoples attitude towards it and towards Stigma and Discrimination. Especially in a community with majority Islam religion who will hera nothing of Family Planning or open talk on Sex.
Above all, I dedicate my work and my life to my son Immanuel and to the young generations to come.
To put a smile on a face.
Lack of sustainability to live proper nutritious lives with Immanuel.
My Vision for the Future:
T see people RESPOND instead of REACT to HIV/AIDS.
My Areas of Expertise:
Radio Journalism, Community work in general.