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First Openly Gay Nigerian Man Bisi Alimi Still Living With HIV AIDS Opens Up

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First Openly Gay Nigerian Man Bisi Alimi Still Living With HIV AIDS Opens Up

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Dec 30, 2014 – First Openly Gay Nigerian Man Bisi Alimi Still Living With HIV AIDS Opens Up

In 2004, Nigerian actor Bisi Alimi boldly declared his sexuality on Live TV, the same year he was diagnosed with HIV.

He fled Nigeria days after he was arrested for granting an interview on BBC where he blasted Nigerian Federal Government for anti-gay bill.

He is currently in the United Kingdom still managing his HIV disease with immune boosting antiviral drugs.

See excerpt from a recent interview with Alimi below:

How did you react when when you were diagnosed with HIV?

By 2001 I started working in HIV prevention because I lost my best friend [to the disease]. So I was kind of aware. That was why my diagnosis was a shock to me. I broke down and started crying and thought like this is the end of my life because I have seen my friends die. It’s such a big thing that even within the gay community, if you’re positive, that’s the end of it. Nobody wants to talk to you or date you, but you become the story everyone wants to talk about. So I didn’t tell anybody. I carried it for three years before leaving Nigeria. I didn’t start medication until 2009.

If you had known about the treatments and support for HIV then, would you have reacted differently?

No, because then I might still be in Nigeria. And I still wouldn’t want to talk about it because it would still be a death sentence. Treatment is a big challenge and people [in Nigeria] still don’t have access to it. And the support system is still not there because of the stigma against gay men — it’s a belief that [HIV] is a punishment from God. So it’s very difficult to exist with that system.

How would you assess the progress across Africa in providing HIV treatment?

We are still betraying generations when it comes to HIV prevention and treatment. Many people still need access to this treatment and we still have children being born with the virus when we know we can prevent it. We’re lacking political willpower and funding to HIV projects. It has become a political game.

The 29-year-old ex-actor has found love in the UK.

Because of the anti-gay law currently in effect in Nigeria, Bisi Alimi can’t travel home. He recently arranged to meet with biological mother in Cotonou after over 7 years of living in the UK without seeing her.

bisi alimi motherBisi Alimi with mother

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Bilal Nnaji

    December 30, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    This incurable disease is God’s judgement for homosexual. since 2004 he hasn’t been cured because of his evil unrepentant heart.
    How can a man be doing a man from that sensitive part of the body, it is unforgiveable mennn I can’t imagine it. Very soon he will start using diaper. very f***lish boy

    • Juwon

      December 30, 2014 at 6:46 AM

      I share this same sentiment with you on this subject, the man needs deliverance of the mind. May be he slept with an aboki on his first try. No idea why a man will leave the comfort of a well rounded woman for another man. I can’t do without my wife on a daily basis, she is the sweetest fruit in my vine.

  2. Goat bezo

    December 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I wonder why people prefer buttocks to vaginah(toto) upon say toto dey sweat well well.

  3. Bradson

    December 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Seek God intervention before is too late,the adoption western life would never help you,stop messing around with the precious life given to you by God.

  4. Tewase Gabriel

    December 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    The disease is eating deep into his skin by the time it breaks forth, he will be long forgotten, it is a form of purnishment for his perverted thoughts

  5. Idayatu M

    December 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    I don’t have much to say than to thank God for the gift of life. It worths more than everthing

  6. Princess

    December 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    I met my prince on xmas day when I thought it’s over for me. I can’t thank God enough. He is my rock

  7. KEVIN

    December 30, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    ROTTEN FAGGOTS

  8. mrs ohio alias mrs ERANKO

    December 31, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    I PRAY THAT MAGGOTS COME OUT OF YOUR ASS HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO POO , WHATEVER YOU DO WITH YOUR BODY IN LIFE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GOD

    IT IS YOUR GAR DARM BUSINESS TO BE ADOFURO, AND YOU HAVE BEEN REWARDED WITH HIV , SO ,THANK YOUR ASS HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOLE SHIT .

    PLEASE ,I HAVE A LOT OF PAMPERS FOR YOU , IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH, PLEASE CARRY ON BONKING THE GAR DARM HOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ARHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  9. Gracious tormaa

    January 13, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    God help ur pple oooo,nd deliver dere soul frm death.

  10. BOLA

    November 9, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    I am reminded of a colleague who reiterated “all my homosexual patients are quite sick” – to which I finally replied “so are all my heterosexual patients.

  11. DEMILADE

    November 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    SO ONLY GAY DEY CARRY HIV ABI AIDS?

  12. DEMILADE

    November 9, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    let him be jare just because you no get husband you dey swear for the poor guy,most women are married to bi husband this days so open ur eyes

  13. DEMILADE

    November 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    I suppose that a lifetime spent hiding one’s erotic truth could have a cumulative renunciatory effect. Sexual shame is in itself a kind of death.

  14. POLLA

    January 4, 2017 at 2:35 AM

    BISI ALIMI ENJOY THE LIFE OF UR HEAD,YOU DID NOT ASKED THEIR MOTHER ***** FOR VISA ABI TICKET MONEY CARRY GO SON, YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYER CURE IS ON IT WAY ONE LOVE.

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