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n memory of Nkosi Johnson and all the children that have died of aids...
Nkosi Johnson was South Africa's longest surviving child born HIV positive. He died at 5.40am on Friday, 1 June. His life was characterised by his brave fight for the rights of the HIV positive.
In July 2000, this slight child with the soulful eyes and full-blown Aids, captured the hearts of millions of TV viewers, when his address at the 13th International Aids Conference in Durban, South Africa, was televised worldwide. In a speech that he wrote himself, the then 11-year Nkosi spoke frankly to delegates about his experiences with HIV and about the issues surrounding Aids in South Africa.