There's always a sense of fulfilment for a newspaper when a routine tilt at advocacy journalism invariably culminates in a happy outcome.
HIV-positive Mpumalanga resident Sabelo Maepa - not his real name - approached Sowetan to get a matter bothering him off his chest.
A prescribed intake of antiretroviral drugs had unexpectedly landed him with the plummiest of boobs.
Far from deriving voyeuristic pleasure, we promptly took up the cudgels for him and elicited a positive response from the hospital.
An undertaking to take corrective action at no cost was made. Happily, he's now on a new regimen, re-emphasising the importance of antiretrovirals as a life-saving form of treatment outweighing each and every side-effect.