Revenge amounts to a suicide attempt.

Published 27, Sep, 2017
Author // Kimutai Kemboi,

Kenya's Kimutai Kemboi speaks against those who would use their HIV as a weapon of revenge.

Revenge amounts to a suicide attempt.

As much as you think of going on a 'revenge mission', bear in your mind that your target might be also undertaking a similar mission. Be careful not to commit suicide!

Some people become so bitter when they turn out to be HIV positive, they feel that they should not die alone. Such thoughts are so evil and should be highly condemned. In fact, tough laws should be formulated to prosecute these people with ill minds. I get surprised when I hear someone say, “HIV is not meant for trees but people.” How can a person be this devilish? Why should you go infecting innocent people as if you got it from them? What do you benefit from infecting as many people as you can? Do you think that is a legacy?

Oh yes, it might be a legacy, not for good deeds but devilish; this guarantees you hell! Let us come to reality. As you have unprotected sex with that person; do you know s/he status or the strain of HIV that person has? Believe me, you are risking a reinfection, a top up to the strain you already have. You are drawing more forces to destroy your immunity and your health starts to deteriorate drastically.

Sooner than later we come to your burial, but why should you go this way? I will not be happy to attend burial of an HIV victim who died a few months after infection. I would be happy to come for a life celebration of a survivor who passed on decades later after contracting HIV.

Once you test positive, abstain and if you can't, prioritize protection in any intimacy. Care about yourself and others. Work on your biography and not your eulogy.

#stophivspread #stopreinfection #PLWHIVvoice

Opinions expressed here are the author's own.

About the Author

Kimutai Kemboi,

Kimutai Kemboi,

"I am Kimutai Kemboi, turning 26 on 9th of April 2017. Currently I am pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science at Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. 

"I’m HIV positive and under medication but doing well health wise since I have accepted to live positively, adhere to medication and practice a healthy lifestyle so that HIV does not overwhelm me. Besides my studies, I work as a volunteer to create HIV awareness and sensitivity in the community, both face to face and through social media platforms, especially Facebook.

"I opted to do this awareness-raising because I want to have an HIV-free society and save my generation from perishing."