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I found out that I am HIV positive at the age of 22

Honey The 31-year-old TV host Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba has penned a letter to her 22-year-old self informing her of the impending changes in her life. Nozibele said it was a difficult moment for her when she learned she was HIV positive at the age of 22.

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She is advising the 22-year-old girl not to worry too much now that she has achieved success and has become a best-selling book, TV presenter, and award-winning YouTuber. "Nozi, I am your future," I said. It is August 15th, 2013. This afternoon, you'll learn something surprising. The way you currently live will abruptly alter.

Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba

The nurse will inform you that you are HIV positive while you are taking part in the wellness day event," she stated. It won't be logical. You will seek to disprove the results and find every justification to believe they are untrue in typical Nozi fashion.

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Surely the test kit was flawed? According to researchers, the quick test has a 99% accuracy rate. Perhaps you're one of the lucky 1%? None of the aforementioned. Your HIV status is accurate, she said. She continued to caution Nozi, 22, in the letter, saying that although change won't happen right away, she should hold on.

Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba

"Baby, the years ahead are going to be incredibly difficult. You'll feel pain you've never felt before. You'll experience multiple breakdowns and believe you'll never again be the same. But I want to assure you that everything will be fine. It will improve. Nozi, this won't happen overnight. Follow the pain's progression and feel it all. You WILL be fine eventually, Nozi wrote.

"Nine years have passed, and a lot has changed. Presently, you hold positions as a best-selling author, TV personality, podcaster, YouTube award-winner, and social entrepreneur. Wena girl, yaasss. Take a look at how you've used the same experience, the same suffering, and the exact same thing you believed would kill you to effect change. Many individuals have been affected positively by you, she wrote. Nozi is also the host of the new Yes, I Have HIV programme on Honey TV. She assists those who wish to inform their loved ones of their HIV status.

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