2010 World Aids Day

2010 World Aids Day saw our Positive Heroes taking personal stories into the media and to companies around South Africa and Namibia.
Brett Anderson-Terry (pictured above) “was invited to Liberty Life’s Worlds AIDS day event which was held in JHB and televised in both the Cape Town and Durban offices. My message of “Personal Responsibility and Hope” formed part of Liberty’s “Knowing your Status” campaign. On the 3rd of December I was the guest of honour of the Namibian Ministry of Education Worlds AIDS day event, here I shared my personal story of starting ARVs a year ago: I spoke about the impact that they have had on my health since then and the Hope that they have created in my life. My message was clear: know your status by getting tested and then take responsibility for your health, and you can live!”
Luckyboy Mkhondwana and Teresa Frankenberg told their stories to Timiya on SABC1’s Talk SA. Positive Heroes CEO Reon Van Dyk spoke to the employees of the Cape Town Medi-Clinic on new developments in the HIV/Aids field and Positive Heroes Director, Gavin Reid, spoke at South African Breweries Cape on the role that Stigma plays in the HIV Epidemic in South Africa.
Gavin also went on to the Sports Sciences Institute to talk with their young health professionals about HIV and the realities of the disease in the workplace. And discussed how exercise and good nutrition can play a key role in keeping immune systems strong and healthy. The Sports Sciences Institute employees immediately pledged to give our Ultra-Marathon team a thorough fitness check-up and training assessment before the Two Oceans Ultra-Marathon – a wonderful synergy of two worlds.