Soccer star reveals his HIV status

By Drum Digital
08 December 2015

Former Roses United attacking midfielder disclosed his HIV status as part of the World AIDS awareness month.

According to Times Live, Thabang Sefatsa revealed that he was living with HIV for the past two years, at the Gauteng provincial government HIV/Aids awareness event.

The soccer player said that he disclosed his HIV-positive status to encourage other soccer players living with the virus to come out.

“PSL players' fear of losing their livelihoods prevented them from coming out. "They can't disclose. They are scared. "They know they are top players and think they can't. They are stubborn, but it needs two or more players to talk and others might follow,” said Sefatsa

During the talk he also encouraged youngsters to test and he assured them that there is nothing wrong with being positive.

"This is to encourage people to go test so that they can be able to fight the disease. The problem that we have as people is that we tend to think we are not HIV positive or that we are HIV positive before even testing and we are not doctors. The best thing we need to do is to go test," he said.

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