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A Fighting Spirit

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Zimbabwean middle-weight boxing champion, Gilbert Josamu, discovered he was HIV positive at the height of his career. Many in Zimbabwean society view HIV/AIDS as a disease for white homosexuals. Although feeling conflicted about endangering his opponents, Josamu forged his medical certificate and continued to fight. A few months before he died, he confessed to having lived with HIV for 14 years. This confession was followed by public outrage. Josamu formed an AIDS support group to help him and others deal with public perceptions of people living with HIV. He also embarked on a public campaign to encourage people to disclose their positive status.
VHS
2001
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