Tru FM

Tru FM - Episode 13 - 2017/04/06 - Acceptance and Support

Episode Name: 
Acceptance and Support
Episode Number: 
13
Date Aired: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 14:35
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Language: 
IsiXhosa
In this episode Nomfundo hosts a youth event to celebrate her new single. She tells the youth that she made mistakes on the road to success. Although she is HIV negative, she is not happy with herself that she had a relationship with an older man and she used her sexuality to get what she wanted. She wishes now that she had the confidence to do it on her own. Bra Thaps encourages the youth to take advantage of the opportunities they have and to know their status to take control of their lives. Since Gladwell has disclosed his status to the church, Lerato is thinking of doing the same.

Tru FM - Episode 12 - 2017/04/07 - Treatment Adherence and Viral Load Suppression

Episode Name: 
Treatment Adherence and Viral Load Suppression
Episode Number: 
12
Date Aired: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:50
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Language: 
IsiXhosa
Gladwell decides to sell his car to have enough money to support Zama and to get out of debt. He bumps into Nomfundo, whose song is now a big hit. She tells him she is HIV negative. Gladwell discloses his status to the congregation at church. He discusses his feelings about the decisions he's made and how he is coping with his status. He offers support to anyone who needs it and urges others not to make the same mistakes he has. Bra Thaps is still upset but comes round and supports Gladwell, teaching him about the necessity to be adherent.

Tru FM - Episode 11 - 2017/04/06 - Life on ARV's and PMTCT

Episode Name: 
Life on ARV's and PMTCT
Episode Number: 
11
Date Aired: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 14:50
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Language: 
Siswati
In this episode Mo tests negative and tells Lerato he loves her and wants to be with her. She says no. She says she needs to figure things out. Lerato is experiencing side effects from her ARV's. She supports Gladwell to take Zama to the clinic to start prevention of mother - to - child transmission and Gladwell also begins his ARV's. Gladwell reflects on how his actions have negatively affected his children and wife.

Tru FM - Episode 10 - 2017/04/06 - Treatment Initiation and Adherence

Episode Name: 
Treatment Initiation and Adherence
Episode Number: 
10
Date Aired: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 14:50
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Language: 
IsiXhosa
In this episode Nomfundo is drinking heavily. She is scared to go and test after Gladwell's disclosure; even though they did not have unprotected sex. Lerato discloses that she is HIV positive to Mo, but is sure he is OK because they used a condom. Mo starts a fight with Gladwell and Lerato goes to take care of Gladwell. She tells him about Mo, and he is shocked. He learns that she has sexual and emotional needs that he was not meeting. Lerato and Gladwell decide to initiate treatment and support each other with adherence. Lerato still has not decided if she will stay with him or not.

Tru FM - Episode 9 - 2017/04/06 - HIV Disclosure and Consequences of Unprotected Sex with Multiple Partners

Episode Name: 
HIV Disclosure and Consequences of Unprotected Sex with Multiple Partners
Episode Number: 
9
Date Aired: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 14:55
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Language: 
IsiXhosa
Gladwell discloses to Lerato with the help of Bra Thaps. As he is disclosing Zama's mother comes and drops a bombshell: Zama is HIV positive and Gladwell is the father of the child. Lerato can't take any more. She takes the kids and leaves him to go to stay at her mothers place. Bra Thaps is angry with Gladwell for using his power to sleep with such a young woman, and that he has placed the future of one of his brightest stars at risk. Left alone Gladwell calls Nomfundo and leaves her a message: he is positive, and she should test.

Tru FM - Episode 8 - 2017/04/06 - Diagnosis and Disclosure

Episode Name: 
Diagnosis and Disclosure
Episode Number: 
8
Date Aired: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 15:00
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Language: 
IsiXhosa
Gladwell ignores Zama's calls. He is desperate for help after getting his HIV test results but is ignored by Nomfundo and Pro Siz. He discloses his status to Thaps who reveals that he has been HIV + for 15 years, and that his wife and children are negative. Bra Thaps explains treatment and viral suppression and that he can fetch his pills easily at Phila Collect. He encourages Gladwell to initiate treatment immediately. We learn that Zama is in clinic and is pregnant.

Tru FM - Episode 7 - 2017/04/06 - HIV Testing and Disease Progression

Episode Name: 
HIV Testing and Disease Progression
Episode Number: 
7
Date Aired: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 15:05
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Language: 
IsiXhosa
Bra Thaps notices Gladwell does not look well but Gladwell insists he's fine. Bra Thaps says he wishes he had the time to go check on the Zulu family and Gladwell volunteers to go in his place. Gladwell is still getting the cold shoulder from Nomfundo and seduces young Zama Zulu while he is at their home in the quest for attention and affirmation. Gladwell is worried about how much weight he has lost and feeling weak all the time so he finally goes to a doctor. His HIV test results are positive.

Tru FM - Episode 6 - 2017/04/06 - Multiple Sexual Relationships and HIV Risk

Episode Name: 
Multiple Sexual Relationships and HIV Risk
Episode Number: 
6
Date Aired: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 15:05
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Language: 
IsiXhosa
Gladwell calls Nomfundo and tells her he's booked a live studio band to finish recording her demo and she is excited. Lerato becomes frustrated with Gladwell and she calls Mo and asks if she can come over to see him. Gladwell invites Nomfundo for drinks after she completes her demo at the sound studio but she refuses and tells him she doesn't love him. Lerato has sex with Mo at his home.

Tru FM - Episode 5 - 2017/02/27 - Men and Intergenerational Relationships/ Men and Power

Episode Name: 
Men and Intergenerational Relationships/ Men and Power
Episode Number: 
5
Date Aired: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 21:30
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Gladwell is upset that Nomfundo is giving him the cold shoulder and not returning his calls. He sees Zama walking and offers her a ride home. He gives her money for a calculator she needs for school. She is very fond of him. Lerato spends more and more time with her colleague Mo and he asks her out to dinner but she refuses. Nomfundo complains about Gladwell to her friends.

Tru FM - Episode 4 - 2017/02/26 - Transactional Relationships and Risk

Episode Name: 
Transactional Relationships and Risk
Episode Number: 
4
Date Aired: 
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 21:30
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Things are rocky with Lerato and Gladwell as he has not been looking after the children. He is also constantly tired and is losing weight. Nomfundo is bragging to her friends about her new cell phone, a gift from Gladwell. Nomfundo has as a successful recording session then she and Gladwell attend a house party at Pro Siz's house. She gets tipsy on champagne with Gladwell and they have sex for the first time. She insists on using a condom.

Tru FM - Episode 3 - 2017/02/20 - Intergenerational Relationships and Disease

Episode Name: 
Intergenerational Relationships and Disease
Episode Number: 
3
Date Aired: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 21:30
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Gladwell and Nomfundo meet up and he has some good news for her. He has organised a professional recording session for her. Bra Thaps notices that Gladwell has been tired all the time recently and suggests he see a doctor, but Gladwell says he's fine. We are introduced to the Zulu family; Mam' Zulu who is struggling to find job and her daughter Zama. Nomfundo tells Gladwell that they can have a mutually beneficial relationship.

Tru FM - Episode 2 - 2017/02/14 - Understanding Faithfulness and the HIV Risk of Being Unfaithful

Episode Name: 
Understanding Faithfulness and the HIV Risk of Being Unfaithful
Episode Number: 
2
Date Aired: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 21:30
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
Things are not looking good on the home front. Lerato feels the pressure of being responsible for the children, her husband's insensitivity and unpaid bills. We're introduced to Lerato's co-worker Mo. Gladwell and Numfundo decide to meet up and discuss her music career.

Tru FM - Episode 1 - 2017/02/07 - HIV and Risk in South Africa

Episode Name: 
HIV and Risk in South Africa
Episode Number: 
1
Date Aired: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 21:30
Radio Station: 
Tru FM
We are introduced to the world of Gladwell, his wife Lerato and their good friend Bra Thaps at their local church service. Lerato notices that Gladwell is losing weight. Gladwell notices the beautiful Nomfundo singing in the choir. They meet at the Chesa nyama by chance. He offers to help her with her music career and it is clear he is interested in her.

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