Malawi TV presentor ‘Mr Splash’ publicly announces HIV status

Malawi state television presentor, Geoffrey Kapusa, has publicly disclosed that he was living with the HIV, the virus that causes AIDS for a decade.

Kapusa known as ‘Mr Splash’ for his music programme on MBC TV said he wanted to make a difference.

He told Lifestyle Magazine,published by Times Group, that he tested HIV positive in December 2006 and has since been talking life prolonging medication.

Kapusa: I know my status

“I thought I should come out, I went for testing and I tested positive. I wasn’t surprised when I got my results … I was told to go to College of Medicine to have my CD4 count checked… some people who knew my HIV status assumed I was going to die so I took ARVs religiously,” says Kapusa.

Editor for the magazine, Agnes Mizere, said interviewing Kapusa on his HIV status was a memorable experience, describing the TV personality as a “brave and courageous character”.

Mizere said Kapusa  has set a good example to Malawians to declare publicly their status.

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