Aids activist and young hero, Nkosi Johnson, was a South African child with HIV/AIDS, who made a powerful impact on public perceptions of the pandemic and its effects before his death at the age of 12 in 2001.
Nkosi was HIV-positive from birth, and was legally adopted by Gail Johnson.
Together with his foster mother, Nkosi founded a refuge for HIV positive mothers and their children, Nkosi's Haven, in Johannesburg. The foundation received a prize of US $100,000 from the KidsRights Foundation.
In November 2005, Gail represented Nkosi when he posthumously received the International Children's Peace Prize from the hands of Mikhail Gorbachev.
Daily Sun takes the time to remember Nkosi on World AIDS Day. He educated many about the disease. And he'll always have a place in our hearts.