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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Taylor DarlingMay 14, 1997AmericanTaylor Darling is a YouTuber and vlogger
Freddie MercurySeptember 5, 1946BritishFreddie Mercury was a famous British rock-and-roll singer, who founded the band ‘Queen’
Reinaldo ArenasJuly 16, 1943CubanReinaldo Arenas was a Cuban writer and poet who rebelled against Fidel Castro’s Cuban government and fled to the US
Charlie SheenSeptember 3, 1965AmericanCharlie Sheen is a popular American television and movie actor
Robert JoffreyDecember 24, 1930AmericanRobert Joffrey was an American choreographer who co-founded the famous Joffrey Ballet
David BrudnoyJune 5, 1940AmericanDavid Brudnoy was an American talk radio host, famous for his ‘The David Brudnoy Show’ which aired on WBZ-AM station
LiberaceMay 16, 1919AmericanLiberace was an American pianist, entertainer and actor
Julio CortazarAugust 26, 1914ArgentinianJulio Coratzar was one of the most significant Argentinian writers of all time
Magic JohnsonAugust 14, 1959AmericanMagic Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player, counted among the greatest basketball players of all time
Andrew SullivanAugust 10, 1963BritishAndrew Sullivan is a writer, editor, political commentator, and one of the world's most widely read bloggers

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan is a writer, editor, political commentator, and one of the world's most widely read bloggers

BritishAugust 10, 196394 views

Robert Joffrey

Robert Joffrey was an American choreographer who co-founded the famous Joffrey Ballet

AmericanDecember 24, 1930158 views

Julio Cortazar

Julio Coratzar was one of the most significant Argentinian writers of all time

ArgentinianAugust 26, 1914151 views

Taylor Darling

Taylor Darling is a YouTuber and vlogger

AmericanMay 14, 1997272 views

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen is a popular American television and movie actor

Reinaldo Arenas

Reinaldo Arenas was a Cuban writer and poet who rebelled against Fidel Castro’s Cuban government and fled to the US

CubanJuly 16, 1943172 views

Liberace

Liberace was an American pianist, entertainer and actor

AmericanMay 16, 1919152 views

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player, counted among the greatest basketball players of all time

AmericanAugust 14, 1959128 views

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was a famous British rock-and-roll singer, who founded the band ‘Queen’

David Brudnoy

David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host, famous for his ‘The David Brudnoy Show’ which aired on WBZ-AM station

AmericanJune 5, 1940157 views