Nigerian Gay Activist; Bisi Alimi Reflects On The day He Found Out He Had HIV
Bisi Alimi is one of Nigeria’s most popular gay men and a world renowned Gay Rights Activist who, unknown to many, has been living with the deadly HIV/AIDS disease since 2004, 11 years ago.
Alimi who has never shied away from controversies over his homosexual status, the battle for acceptance in the society and his family’s rejection, open up on a sober reflection on the day he found out that he had contracted the disease and how he has lived and managed it effectively.
He shared his status on his Instagram page with the following words:
“It’s 11years today I got the news that changed my life completely. It has made me who I am. Life has thought me to turn #Shame to #Pride, #Hate to #Love, #Victimhood to #Champion.
I am not perfect but “hell yes!” I am stronger now. #HIV has thought me to look positively at life and though it has not always been smooth, I am smarter now than 11years ago.
Thanks to all my friends @funmiiyanda @sholisha @shecrownlita @o_makanjuola @instaforakin @toksyk27 @thisisanino @olusholaremi @2undai @roger_jay. People that can see beyond the HIV and see a work in progress and invest in me. #livingpositively #HIVpositive #lovingmylife #livingmylife.”