A South African woman who has been HIV-positive for 22 years used Twitter to express her joy.
@MMancobeni celebrated her achievement of dealing with the virus for 22 years by posting a stunning picture of herself.
“I’m Thee Girl, I’ve been living with HIV for 22 years and still going strong.”
With an estimated 7.7 million people living with HIV in 2018, South Africa has the world’s largest and most visible HIV outbreak.
In southern Africa, the nation accounts for a third of all new HIV infections. There were 240,000 new HIV infections in South Africa in 2018, AIDS-related illnesses claimed the lives of 71,000 people.
In South Africa, HIV affects women disproportionately. In 2017, it was reported that 26 percent of women had HIV, Compared to approximately 15% of men.
In the year 2018, 140,000 women and 86,000 men were diagnosed with HIV. 10 In the same year, 4.7 million women and 2.8 million men were infected with HIV.