“Care for us and accept us — we are all human beings. We are normal. We have hands. We have feet. We can walk, we can talk, we have needs just like everyone else — don’t be afraid of us — we are all the same!” – A quote from the a speech presented by Nkosi Johnson at the 13th International AIDS Conference.
Nkosi Johnson – a young man who was referred to by former president Nelson Mandela as an “icon of the struggle for life.” He made a powerful impact on public perceptions of the HIV/AIDS and its effects before his death at the age of 12 – 1 June 2001.