An Ode to Thembeni Fazo
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Thembeni Fazo.
Thembeni will forever be remembered by the Population Services International and Population Solutions for Health family, and the HIV Treatment and Care community at large for championing PSI’s Anti-Stigma Campaign; “Don’t be negative about being positive” in 2006. Thembeni boldly declared against stigmatizing statements by saying, “Handisi mudeparture lounge. Ndiri kurarama neHIV. I am not in the departure lounge. I am living with HIV .” She was one of the first women to come out publicly on TV about her HIV status encouraging people to know their status. Her impact will remain for generations to come. MHDSRIP