Famous People With HIV - Celebrities have HIV
Leading a normal life as someone infected with HIV is extremely difficult due to the medical implications. Add to it the stigma and prejudice associated with the condition which further complicates the lives of those with HIV. However, being diagnosed as HIV positive need not be the end of the world as these celebrities with HIV have proved. Rock Hudson, a ‘heartthrob’ of the Hollywood Golden Age became the first prominent celebrity to die from AIDS-related complications and his death helped to shed light on the medical condition that was considered a taboo in the society and never publically discussed. Keith Christopher was another actor who despite his long struggle with AIDS was an active participant in the AIDS awareness movement. American tennis player Arthur Ashe who contracted HIV after a blood transfusion founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health before his untimely death. In the more recent times, social attitudes towards HIV and AIDS is changing and this has prompted HIV infected celebrities like Charlie Sheen, Magic Johnson, Viktor Luna, and Jerry Herman to openly disclose their condition in order to inspire other HIV patients. Check this section to know more about famous people who are/were known to have been infected with HIV virus.
List of famous list of people who are/were known to have been infected with HIV virus, the pathogen that causes AIDS.
The Most Famous People With HIV
|Taylor Darling||May 14, 1997||American||Taylor Darling is a YouTuber and vlogger|
|Julio Cortazar||August 26, 1914||Argentinian||Julio Coratzar was one of the most significant Argentinian writers of all time|
|Reinaldo Arenas||July 16, 1943||Cuban||Reinaldo Arenas was a Cuban writer and poet who rebelled against Fidel Castro’s Cuban government and fled to the US|
|Freddie Mercury||September 5, 1946||British||Freddie Mercury was a famous British rock-and-roll singer, who founded the band ‘Queen’|
|David Brudnoy||June 5, 1940||American||David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host, famous for his ‘The David Brudnoy Show’ which aired on WBZ-AM station|
|Robert Joffrey||December 24, 1930||American||Robert Joffrey was an American choreographer who co-founded the famous Joffrey Ballet|
|Charlie Sheen||September 3, 1965||American||Charlie Sheen is a popular American television and movie actor|
|Liberace||May 16, 1919||American||Liberace was an American pianist, entertainer and actor|
|Magic Johnson||August 14, 1959||American||Magic Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player, counted among the greatest basketball players of all time|
|Andrew Sullivan||August 10, 1963||British||Andrew Sullivan is a writer, editor, political commentator, and one of the world's most widely read bloggers|