But Ishmael did not give up hope. His company's proactive
policy on antiretroviral medicines gave him a chance for a new beginning and he seized it.
He started taking his medication immediately and felt
himself grow stronger again. "I started eating again. My weight had fallen from
70 kgs, to 39, and is now back up to 72 kg." With a smile he adds: "Let me warn
you of my large appetite now."
To top it all, he drives for his company again earning a living and contributing to his community.