Life is paramount

There's always a sense of fulfilment for a newspaper when a routine tilt at advocacy journalism invariably culminates in a happy outcome.

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.

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