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.
“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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :