14 HIV-Infected Celebrities Who Brought Awareness To The Deadly Disease

During the 1980s, many people were introduced to the deadly virus known as HIV. No one knew what this disease was and how to prevent it. People were being careless with their lives and a lot of contractions and deaths from HIV were occurring. It is now 2012 and the numbers may be down and we may have medicine available to help control it and allow people to live longer while being HIV positive, but it is still an epidemic. Many celebrities have helped put a face to this terrible disease and we will look at some of those faces in the list of HIV Positive Celebrities.

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  • Ana Gambina

    Greg Louganis is no hero. During the Olympics he gashed his head open in a diving accident and when he was examined by Olympic officials he kept his HIV status a secret so that he could stay in the Olympics! He didn’t care that they were unprotected AND COMING IN CONTACT WITH HIS BLOOD!!

    • Patty

      You try having it and having to admit it … I do feel that you should protect others and tell when there is fresh blood though the virus does not live long out side of the body and also chlorine will kill it but the people taking care of him at the time needed to know that is why now all medicine personal have to act as if there is aids or some other diseases that can be spread that way.

    • Bert

      FYI – HIV is not transmittable through Water, especially not through water that contains chlorine or similar as is the case in public pools …

    • lamja00

      Admit it!!!

  • Freethinker01

    Barring criminal activity and transmission by birth, HIV is the domain of IV drug users and the sexually promiscuous.
    Stop those two behaviors and HIV will cease to exist.

  • steve….

    They forgot one….amanda blake….gunsmoke….

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    Ryan White? The kid who got it from a blood transfusion and was outcasted by his by most of his town…. he made a HUGE impact. Although i guess he wouldnt be considered a celebrity…

  • yea

    liverace was shot… he didnt die of AIDS.

    • Mike Hunt

      That’s Versace that you’re thinking of, genius.

      • Beckster14

        LMAO!!!

  • TuriChic

    Attributing some of these individuals’ contraction of HIV to their sexuality is very offensive.

    • say it!

      …But true

  • Reese

    Didn’t know about Perry Ellis

  • Say whaaaaa

    Oh wow I had no idea magic Johnson had it

    • Yaya

      You’re kidding, right? At this point, he’s more known for HIV than basketball.

  • sports

    Arthur Ashe was effected through a blood transfusion.

  • Eddie

    If you’re go’n to report on the Celebrities, at least spell Gia “Carangi’s” Name correctly… E

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