Living Happilywith HIV as discordant couple

Together in sickness and love

 Oziel and Mpume Mdletshe are a happily married, sero-discordant couple from KwaZulu-Natal. Sero-discordant means that they have different HIV statuses: Mpume is HIV-, and Oziel is HIV+.

To many this may seem like an impossible obstacle to overcome, but this beautiful couple have found a way to make it work.

"The first thing in your relationship is the love you have for each other," says Mpume. She explains that honesty and a willingness to understand each other's perspectives is what makes their marriage work. By asking questions and learning together, they have empowered themselves to make healthy choices about safer sex.

Watch more about Oziel and Mpume's journey.

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About Us

Brothers for Life is a social and well-being movement aimed at mobilising men to take responsibility for their own health. We hope to achieve this by promoting positive male norms and encourage men to test for HIV and undergo Medical Male Circumcision (MMC), actively take a stand against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in their communities.

Our Manifesto

Brothers who stand for responsible relationships
Brothers who stand for responsible parenting
Brothers who stand for responsible behaviour
Brothers who live positively
Brothers who do the right thing
Brothers who stand for life