55 Famous People with HIV People

55 Famous People with HIV

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List of Famous People with HIV, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, is virus that causes AIDS. The condition leads to the failure of the immune system allowing for other conditions like cancer and pneumonia to thrive. HIV is transferred through bodily fluids and infects vital T cells.

Who is the most famous person with HIV? Freddy Mercury tops our list. The Queen front man denied that he had tested HIV positive for most of his life. He only confirmed that he had HIV and it developed in to AIDS two days before his death in 1991. Other musicians who have suffered from HIV include jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, rapper Easy E and Creedence Clearwater Revival guitarist Tom Fogarty.

Basketball legend Magic Johnson shocked the world when he announced that he tested positive for HIV. Johnson has been on multiple medications to treat the virus and so far the former Laker has been able to prevent AIDS from developing. Other athletes who have HIV include Olympian Greg Louganis, tennis star Arthur Ashe and football player Jerry Smith.

What do you think of the famous people who have HIV? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

List Criteria: List of celebrities who have tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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    In 1991, Queen front man Freddie Mercury was the first major rock star to die from complications from AIDS. Only one day before, he had released an international statement about his illness.


    Born: 1946
    Birthplace: Tanzania, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Africa
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer + 2 more
    Institution: Ealing Art College, St. Mary's School, Mumbai, St. Peter's Boys School, West Thames College
    Height: 5'9"
    Cause Of Death: AIDS, Pneumonia
    Friends: Peter Straker
    Place Of Death: Kensington, Europe, Greater London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom + 4 more
    Date Of Death: 1991
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