EIGHTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean man, Sekuru Samba has revealed his HIV optimistic standing and described it as a blessing in disguise.
The Maruta Kraal Headman inheritor obvious, actual title Robert Ticharwa Maruta, mentioned he received a bit promiscuous after his spouse died in 2000 and was identified HIV optimistic in 2008.
Nonetheless, he has used his standing to warn the youths about HIV and AIDS as a voluntary advocate.
“My spouse handed on in 2000 and left me 100 % wholesome at 66 years previous. Nonetheless, I didn’t be an honest grandfather and began choosing township women, that is how I received HIV. I even bear in mind from who precisely,” mentioned Sekuru Samba.
“Allow us to be respectable when our companions die. God will information us by.
“Now, as a grandfather at 84 years previous, I’m voluntarily footing throughout Hwedza villages, educating all ages on HIV and AIDS.
“Everybody, kana varungu, ma India chero mutema, chirikutambudza chirwere ichi, kana vakagadzira ndege chaivo vapererwa pachirwere ichi, hapana kana prophet achiwanira kana dombo rinochirapa – so I’m going spherical urging individuals to avoid unprotected intercourse, worse earlier than marring one another.
“I’m simply footing round like an evangelist, those that are taking my recommendation are surviving.
“Then there are others who refuse to get examined and are progressively decomposing in silence till their HIV turns into full blown AIDS and ultimately loss of life. Chiyi chinorwadza mufi nevafirwa, kunyara kuno testwa HIV or kufa zvako neHIV usati wamboyedzawo mishonga kuti urarame sevamwe?” he mentioned.
Sekuru Samba mentioned it’s his advocacy mission that has given him a brand new function in life.
“I’m HIV optimistic however I’ve welcomed it as a blessing in disguise as a result of I’m now a tried and examined HIV consciousness voluntary advocate. And it looks like I am serving a function.
“Think about, my mom, Mbuya VaEnia Nyakatanga Dapi and my father Ticharwa Maruta gave beginning to me as a wholesome Robert in 1934. Then later I received married to my wholesome spouse, Kirianah Rwizi Kwari from Mhondoro, Rwizi. We have been blessed with two boys Vincent and Tawanda and 4 women Yeukai, Anna and the late women Norma and Tarisai Maruta. We have been all wholesome and that’s what life needs to be. If individuals keep away from intercourse earlier than marriage or use safety once they have intercourse, we could have a wholesome inhabitants. That’s my message to my group.
“I’m educating many, college kids, mature youths, mother and father, elders and even these with visible impairments, bodily challenged and largely orphans or little one headed households.
“I’m travelling by foot, usually visiting them and educating them that, in case you have early intercourse earlier than turning 18 years, earlier than getting HIV and STIs assessments, and worse unprotected intercourse with anybody whose standing you have no idea, you’re going to get an incurable illness for all times known as HIV & AIDS.”
Sekuru Samba mentioned there may be want to help these on ART as they lack supplementary meals.
“I come throughout sick HIV victims desperately needing fundamental meals as a result of these HIV medicine could be troublesome to take at first, particularly in case you would not have one thing to eat first earlier than taking them.”
He may also do with some transport as strolling is now strenuous at 84.
“If there may be anybody who can help me with a bicycle as a result of I’m progressively getting uninterested in strolling however tremendously getting extra passionate in alerting extra as I develop up,” he mentioned.
He helps a number of teams of HIV optimistic people who find themselves in models of 10 and calls upon stakeholders to assist these teams.
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