A middle-aged man reportedly developed huge breasts after he was diagnosed with HIV and Tuberculosis.
The strange development prompted the unidentified man to approach renowned Prophet Magaya in Harare, Zimbabwe seeking spiritual assistance to his predicament.
The rare condition of a man developing breasts is medically known as gynaecomastia, otherwise known as ‘man boobs’.
The man’s wife dumped him when she could no longer condone sharing the same apartment let alone the same room with her husband following his plight.
Officials at the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries, said the man would visit the church again soon, this time with a testimony, according to reports.
Sometime in 2007, a South African man, Sabelo Maepa (pseudonym), developed breasts that looked like those of women as a result of the side effects of the type of Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs he was taking.
Maepa’s breasts began to grow a month after he was diagnosed with HIV after he started taking ARV drugs.
He informed doctors and nurses at the TB hospital in Standerton about the development and he was admitted at the hospital.
Five years later he underwent a surgery in Johannesburg where the boobs were removed by medical experts.
According to a plastic surgeon, Roger Mixter, breasts that develop on a man can be made up of mammary gland tissue, fat or, most commonly, a combination of both.
It is usually caused by an imbalance in the two sex hormones, oestrogen and testosterone. He said all men and women have both oestrogen and testosterone naturally in different amounts in their bodies.
He stated: “Hormonal imbalances can be caused by conditions ranging from pituitary problems to liver disease. Any man who develops gynaecomastia or man boobs must be evaluated to determine if there is an underlying cause, and have that cause treated if possible. Frequently, correcting the underlying problem can reverse the breast development.”
There has been several other cases of men who had similar feminine development after taking the ARVs.