AIDS activist declares war on HIV/AIDS

Grace Raphuti
Grace Raphuti

JWANENG: An AIDS activist who has been living with the virus for 21 years, Grace Raphuti from Khakhea is determined to assist in the fight against the pandemic and she is seeking support from the leadership and the nation to use her to save the nation.

She said all these years she has managed to participate in international workshops on HIV/AIDS and she is more than willing to help Batswana with knowledge, skills and understanding the chronicles of the disease.

Raphuti was diagnosed with the virus when Botswana was not able to provide free anti-retroviral drugs to its people and she had to make ends meet to buy the tablets for survival. Her CD4 count was 70 and now it stands at 1,148.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

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