World AIDS Day: Charlie Sheen, Freddie Mercury + 4 More Famous People With HIV

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World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year and it aims to unite people in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. 

Nexter.org prepared for you a list of famous people with HIV, some of them, unfortunately, died. 

Charlie Sheen 

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Charlie Sheen revealed his HIV+ status on the Today show on November 17, 2015. The Two and a Half Men star has been long-rumored to suffer from the disease, after much public speculation about his personal life.

Sheen has admitted to using many illegal drugs over the years, as well as engaging in high-risk sex with various celebrity and non-celebrity women.

Freddie Mercury

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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.

Anthony Perkins

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Psycho star Anthony Perkins was very secretive about the fact that he had HIV. He died from complications with AIDS-related pneumonia in 1992.

Magic Johnson

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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.

Jim J Bullock

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Actor and comedian was diagnosed in 1985: “I’m encouraged by advances in treatment and the success of educational awareness programs”.

Gia Marie Carangi

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Gia Marie Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was featured on the cover of fashion magazines, including four international editions of Vogue and multiple issues of Cosmopolitan between 1979 and 1982.


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