Gail Johnson

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Gail Johnson is the foster mother of Nkosi Johnson, who died of AIDS in 2001 at the age of 12. Nkosi first came into the limelight in 1997 Gail Johnson, challenged a school in Melville, Johannesburg, for refusing to enrol him because of his HIV status. His courage as a HIV-positive youngster gave him the reputation as an “Aids icon” after he spoke out at several gatherings ”” including the United Nations conference on Aids ”” about his life and the government’s unwillingness to do something about the epidemic.

Last updated : 08-Aug-2017

This article was produced by South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011

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