List of famous list of people who are/were known to have been infected with HIV virus, the pathogen that causes AIDS.

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.
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
(American actor)

03 September 1965

New York City

American

Virgo

LiberaceLiberace
(Pianist)

16 May 1919

04 February 1987

West Allis, Wisconsin, United States

American

Taurus

Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson
(Basketball player)

14 August 1959

Lansing

American

Leo

Andrew SullivanAndrew Sullivan
(Author)

10 August 1963

Godstone

British

Leo

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas

16 July 1943

07 December 1990

Oriente

Cuban

Cancer

Robert JoffreyRobert Joffrey
(Co-founder of Joffrey Ballet)

24 December 1930

25 March 1988

Seattle

American

Capricorn

David BrudnoyDavid Brudnoy
(Talk Radio Host)

05 June 1940

09 December 2004

Minneapolis, Minnesota

American

Gemini

Julio CortazarJulio Cortazar

26 August 1914

12 February 1984

Belgium

Argentine

Virgo

Tommy MorrisonTommy Morrison
(Boxer, Actor)

02 January 1969

01 September 2013

Gravette

American

Capricorn

Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(Photographer, Film director)

04 November 1946

09 March 1989

Floral Park

American

Scorpio

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
(Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist)

01 April 1949

27 May 2011

Chicago

American

Aries

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
(Platform diver, Autobiographer, Diver, Coach)

29 January 1960

San Diego

American

Aquarius

Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
(Singer, Writer, Artist, Guitarist, Painter)

09 February 1960

Liverpool

British

Aquarius

Lara RoxxLara Roxx
(Pornographic actor)

12 December 1982

Laval

Canadian

Sagittarius

Michael A. HessMichael A. Hess
(Lawyer)

05 July 1952

15 August 1995

Roscrea

American

Cancer

Herb RittsHerb Ritts
(Photographer, Film director)

13 August 1952

26 December 2002

Los Angeles

American

Leo

Andy FraserAndy Fraser
(Musician, Bassist, Songwriter)

03 July 1952

16 March 2015

Paddington

British

Cancer

Gene Anthony RayGene Anthony Ray
(Actor, Choreographer, Television actor)

24 May 1962

14 November 2003

New York City

American

Gemini

Nadja BenaissaNadja Benaissa
(Singer, Actor, Songwriter)

26 April 1982

Frankfurt

German

Taurus

Steve MooreSteve Moore
(ice hockey player)

22 September 1978

Thornhill

Canadian

Virgo

Sean SasserSean Sasser
(Chef)

25 October 1968

07 August 2013

Detroit

American

Scorpio

James MerrillJames Merrill
(Poet, Writer)

03 March 1926

06 February 1995

New York City

American

Pisces

Timothy ConigraveTimothy Conigrave
(actor,writer)

19 November 1959

18 October 1994

Melbourne

Australian

Scorpio

Billy LyallBilly Lyall
(Singer)

26 March 1953

01 December 1989

Edinburgh

British

Aries

Andy BellAndy Bell
(singer, songwriter)

25 April 1964

Peterborough

British

Taurus

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