Zubeidah Kananu Koome was bold enough to be tested for HIV while she was going about her work anchoring news on KTN.
The KTN Swahili anchor decided to led by an example and decided to take the HIV test in public to celebrate World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.[sic]
Zubeidah Koome tested negative for HIV. She displayed the results of her HIV test on screen for viewers to see in a bid to encourage Kenyans to get tested.
“Don’t preach water and take wine, that has always been my guiding principle, as we mark World AIDS Day, I took the bold step and got tested live in studio, you can do it too, in private and on your own if you wish to, This is a Self testing kit, that takes only 10-15mins to show results, enclosed are instructions on how to use it,You don’t have to fear anymore, ukipata una Virusi Meza dawa, Kula poa, tizi pia na utaishi fiti, iwapo hauna endelea kujikinga au vipi 💕” Wrote Zubeidah Koome