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List of HIV-positive people

This is a list of famous people who are known to have or to have had the virus known as HIV, including those who have died (whether from AIDS or another cause).

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Athletes

  • Arthur Ashe, (1943-1993), tennis player and social activist; infected via transfusion during heart surgery
  • Esteban De Jesus, (1951-1990), world champion boxer
  • Magic Johnson, probably most famous for his public announcement in 1991 that he had been infected with the virus HIV and would retire from basketball
  • Greg Louganis, diver; knew he was HIV-positive since 1988, announced it in 1995
  • Tommy Morrison world champion boxer, tests in 1996 revealed he was HIV-positive, automatically retiring him from boxing as a competitor; underwent a technique known as "sperm washing", designed to allow HIV-positive people to have HIV-negative children
  • Rubén Palacios world champion boxer
  • Tim Richmond{1955-1989), NASCAR driver. Won 7 races in 1986 and finished 3rd in points.

Entertainers

Politicians

Pornographic films performers

Writers and artists

Others

Related

Other HIV/AIDS related articles in Wikipedia
HIV | AIDS
HIV test | AZT | HAART | Safer sex | HIV vaccine
AIDS in Africa | AIDS in Latin America | AIDS in the United States
Treatment Action Campaign | XV International AIDS Conference, 2004 | International AIDS Society
World AIDS Day | List of AIDS-related topics |Timeline of AIDS
AIDS myths and urban legends | AIDS conspiracy theories | OPV AIDS hypothesis
AIDS reappraisal | Duesberg hypothesis
NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt | List of HIV-positive individuals
Ernesto Pimentel- Peruvian. Chola Chabuca .

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