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02 August 2013

“Corrected” and left with HIV

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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’.

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Source: SABC

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)