Bangwe man commits suicide after HIV test

A 40 years old man on Sunday committed suicide by hanging in his bedroom  after he reportedly tested HIV positive at Ntopwa area in Bangwe Township in Blantyre.

Limbe Police Deputy Publicist, Widson Nhlane who identified the deceased as Mike Gilbert said reports from the deceased brother in-law show that the deceased tested HIV positive in August this year.

“According to the deceased’s brother in-law, Mussah Jamali, Gilbert has been feeling unwell for some time and on August 28, 2018, he went to Bangwe Health Centre for HIV testing and results came positive.

“The deceased was not happy with this development and on September 16 in the morning hours, he was found hanging in his bedroom,” said Nhlane.

Nhlane said the matter was reported to Police who took him to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where he was confirmed dead before receiving treatment.

Meanwhile, Police is advising members of the public not to kill themselves if tested HIV positive because it is not the end of life but rather they should follow the advice given by the medical experts or counsellors to live positively.

Police said people who test HIV positive, need to be handled with sensitivity.

The deceased hailed from Kadzuwa Village in Traditional Authority Ndamera in Nsanje District.

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MA D7 MA D6
MA D7 MA D6
3 years ago

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL WITH OR WITHOUT HIV TO A PERSON ?? ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE LIVING HEALTHY POSITIVE LIVES WITH HIV – CANCER – FIBROIDS-DEMENTIA -HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE –HEART DISEASES –KIDNEY DISEASE –STROKE AND MANY OTHER DISEASES —WHY SHOULD I COMMIT SUICIDE WHEN TESTED HIV POSITIVE AS IF IT’S THE ONLY KILLER DISEASE ??? I KNOW SOME COUPLES WHO ARE BLESSED WITH KIDS THOUGH TESTED POSITIVE —LET’S CHANGE OUR NEGATIVE THINKING ABOUT THE DISEASE PLEASE !!! PLUS WE HAVE OUR MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD WHO CAN PRAY FOR US WHEN WE ARE IN SUCH SITUATIONS !!! TAKING OUR OWN… Read more »

Mlakaviwa
Mlakaviwa
3 years ago

Chonde tamagwirisani ntchito ma condom.

Gamba
Gamba
3 years ago

Asena mwayamba kuzipha

Victoria
Victoria
3 years ago

Kulakwa osati kulalata. Pepani

Victoria
Victoria
3 years ago

Kulalata kwakukulu. Mulungu atithandize kumudziwa ndi kudziwa mau. Ali ndi mphamvu kukusunga ùli bwino kapena ukudwala. Ngati malire Ali sanakwane palibe nthenda ingakutenge.. koma kusapemphera ndiye kumapangako munthu kucita zoterezi.
Ambuyetu amatikonda ndipo makhululuka tchito liri lonse. Nkhawa ndi tchimo. Tisadziweluze tokhà tisiye mwini wake akalola. Mulungu ndicikondi.

Girl lady
Girl lady
3 years ago

Aaaa anzako akukhula 30 years with HIV positive iwe kudzikhweza hahahahahaha komaso amwene aaah

Honourable
Honourable
3 years ago

kupusa!this is good riddance anyway because anakatha kuwapasila ana a masiku ano ojijilikawa Edzi

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago
Reply to  Honourable

That’s being very insensitive Honourable. You never know, you could be walking with the virus right now or maybe your brother/sister or father/mother or aunt/uncle.

Honourable
Honourable
3 years ago

honestly as sad as it may be but it’s not right to commit suicide..that’s foolishness

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