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55 Famous People with HIV

This list of famous people with HIV is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, is the 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. Which celebrities have HIV?

Who is the most famous person with HIV? Freddy Mercury tops this 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 that it had developed into AIDS, two days before his death in 1991. Other musicians who have suffered from HIV include jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, rapper Eazy-E, and Creedence Clearwater Revival guitarist Tom Fogerty. There are many other rappers and stars with HIV that you might not know about.

Basketball legend Magic Johnson shocked the world when he announced that he had 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.


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

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    Age: Died at 45 (1946-1991)
    Birthplace: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
    Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer + 2 more
    Schools: Ealing Art College, St. Mary's School, Mumbai, St. Peter's Boys School, West Thames College
    Major/Field Of Study: Graphic design, Art
    Cause Of Death: AIDS, Pneumonia
    Place Of Death: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
    Medical Conditions: AIDS
  2. Three-time Grand Slam winner Arthur Ashe contracted HIV from a blood transfusion. He died from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1993.

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    Age: Died at 50 (1943-1993)
    Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
    Profession: Tennis player
    Schools: University of California, Los Angeles, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, Sumner High School
    Cause Of Death: AIDS
    Place Of Death: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Medical Conditions: AIDS
  3. Psycho star Anthony Perkins was very secretive about the fact that he had HIV. He died from complications with AIDS-related pneumonia in 1992.

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    Age: Died at 60 (1932-1992)
    Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer, Minister of religion
    Schools: Columbia University, Rollins College, Brooks School
    Cause Of Death: AIDS, Pneumonia
    Place Of Death: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Medical Conditions: AIDS
  4. NBA superstar Magic Johnson announced that he was infected with HIV in 1991. Johnson takes a variety of medications daily to prevent his HIV from becoming full blown AIDS.

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    Age: age 56
    Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    Profession: Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Television producer, Entrepreneur + 3 more
    Schools: Everett High School, Michigan State University
    Medical Conditions: AIDS
  5. The actor best known for playing Mike Brady on the "The Brady Bunch" was HIV positive.  Reed died due to colon cancer in 1992, but doctors believe that HIV also played into his death.

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    Age: Died at 60 (1932-1992)
    Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States of America
    Profession: Actor
    Schools: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Northwestern University
    Cause Of Death: AIDS, Colorectal cancer
    Place Of Death: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    Medical Conditions: AIDS
  6. Rock Hudson announced that he had AIDS in 1985. The actor died less than three months later.

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    Age: Died at 60 (1925-1985)
    Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, United States of America
    Profession: Actor
    Cause Of Death: AIDS
    Place Of Death: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Medical Conditions: AIDS

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