23 March 2016
There are boxes of condoms inside gay sex worker Dudu Bele’s shack at Marapong township in Limpopo.
For Bele, 30, contracting HIV-Aids is a daily risk which has inspired him to go out and distribute condoms and sachets of lubricant around the township in Lephalale near Eskom’s Medupi power station.
Yesterday, a government delegation led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the area to promote awareness on tuberculosis and HIV-Aids-related diseases to mark World TB Day.
Ramaphosa, who is also deputy chairman of the SA National Aids Council, was also in the area to oversee the handover of a new health centre.
Bele said they were excited to have a bigger health facility in the area because the old clinic was too small to accommodate everyone.
He also works with the Sisonke Sex Worker Movement and said HIV-Aids was a big issue in the area. Read full article: http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2016/03/23/sex-worker-is-also-hiv-activist