- Pokello who runs a high-end boutique in Harare challenged her followers to go and get tested and send their results to her Instagram inbox as proof so they can stand a chance to win various prizes up for grab.
TOP Harare socialite, businesswoman, and influencer Pokello Nare bravely filmed herself getting tested for HIV and proceeded to reveal the results to her over 670 thousand followers on Instagram.
Pokello did the public HIV testing in a bid to encourage her huge fan base to get tested and know their status.
The move is also meant to help fight the stigma faced by people living with HIV.
The month of November is the world HIV Testing Campaign month and is the build-up to the World Aids Day which is commemorated on December 1 annually.
This is not the first time Pokello has shared her HIV status publicly, she has been doing so for the past three years under the campaign theme: #pokellohivtesting.
On the video that Pokello shared on Monday, she demonstrated how to correctly use rapid HIV test kits. Afterwards, she shared her results and encouraged locals to follow suit.
Pokello who runs a high-end boutique in Harare challenged her followers to go and get tested and send their results to her Instagram inbox as proof. As reward Pokello said she would be giving away prizes to two lucky winners, prizes include; shoes, clothes, nail polish and spa treatments.
“I’ll be giving away two prizes every Friday to the first two people to inbox me their results at midnight as Friday begins.
“It’s important to note that modern HIV tests are able to detect most infections within a month of exposure. They can detect almost all infections within two months. Fourth-generation laboratory tests have shorter window periods than rapid tests and self-tests. So we do recommend you take a test again in two to three months’ time,” said the former Big Brother Africa contestant.
Below is the video Pokello shared on her Instagram account getting tested for HIV: