Charlie Sheen's HIV status disclosure raises questions about stigma

Hollywood's star Charlie Sheen's decision to disclose his HIV status raises the question about whether HIV-positive people owe it to anyone to disclose their status.

Redi Tlhabi invited listeners to air their views on the subject which has implications for the stigma attached to the disease.

I believe it is right for someone to disclose their (HIV) status, but I don't think it's fair for us to say the person must disclose... everyone has his right.

Tisho, caller from Pretoria

A 26-year-old HIV-positive listener from Cape Town shared her story about how she is dealing with her diagnosis.

Listen to the conversation below:

I tested last year... I was negative. My boyfriend got a job in another province; he started dating someone there and now I'm positive... I don't blame him because it won't really fix the problem.

Sindi, caller from Cape Town

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