Nkosi Johnson with his adoptive mom, Gail, in their Melville, Johannesburg home. At the time of his death in 2001, the 11-year-old was the longest-surviving child born with HIV in SA.
Drum Archives / Ronnie Kweyi
There was a time when it was an illness no one wanted to talk about – openly.
This despite the fact that almost every tent we saw every weekend pitched in the backyards of homes in our communities signalled one thing and one thing only: a burial.
And the cause of death? More often than not HIV/Aids.
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