Reality star and dancer Zodwa Wabantu recently shocked the country by sharing the results of an HIV test she took.
She shared pictures of the results, which left many confused, as one kit said she was positive and the other said she was negative.
Zodwa recently spoke to Daily Sun about why she decided to make the results public.
“I decided to publicize my results because I want to teach people about taking care of themselves and their health.
“I’m always talking about s.e.x and how much I love it. It recently dawned on me that I must not only talk about it, but I should also teach people about safe s.e.x and taking care of their health,” she said.
Zodwa said although some people had told her she should not have made her results public, she didn’t see anything wrong.
“There’s nothing taboo about sharing my status and making it public knowledge.
I’m a very open person. If I’m comfortable about something, I speak about it,” she said.
Zodwa, who is often called insulting names, said she was happy it didn’t happen this time around.
“Although the tests don’t state clearly whether I’m negative or positive, I’m glad people didn’t call me names after seeing the results,” she said.
“There’s a stigma that I’m a loose person. When I saw messages of love and not hate, I realized people are now starting to understand who Zodwa is.”
She was counselled before taking the test. and was not scared at all.
“I was comfortable. They made me understand what I was about to do. If someone wants to get tested but they feel scared, they can message me on Instagram and I will chat to them,” she said.
When asked if she was positive, Zodwa said people would have to wait for her TV show to find out.
– Daily Sun