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Tying the knot naturally follows a genuine commitment between two people who have declared unconditional love for each other.
A decade ago, the step taken by HIV-negative Nolundi Belene, from Eastern Cape, to marry her HIV-positive sweetheart, Solomon Zimba, would have been unheard of.
Worse, society would have frowned upon such a union.
Thankfully, through the tireless work of many Aids activists, the stigma is being gradually removed - though there are still some elements who treat HIV-positive people as lepers and portray HIV-Aids as a disease of the promiscuous only.
Belene's decision is therefore not only courageous but complements the campaign to de-stigmatise HIV-Aids.
Many people living with the disease can and do lead productive and normal lives.