She lay in the hospital bed, struggling to breathe. She couldn’t understand why she was shivering in the middle of a December summer. “My time has come,”she thought. “My story is ending here, another lesbian with a short life, “but instead, she left the hospital alive and HIV positive.
Lungile Cleo Dladla, 27 years old, from Daveyton, east of Johannesburg – like many other lesbians – never thought she was at risk of contracting HIV. She says she never thought her condition would be linked to her body being violated by a man who wanted to ‘teach her a lesson’.
Source: SABC News.com