Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that source HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Without treatment, the victim can only survive 9 to 11 years. The condition of HIV/AIDS leads to the letdown of the immune system, letting other conditions like cancer and pneumonia to flourish. HIV is transmitted through bodily solutions and pollutes vital T cells.
In this article, some celebrities who are victims of HIV/AIDS will be discussed. It’s really shocking to see them revealing about their disease or may be some other sources informed us about their sickness. According to WHO, 36 million people have expired from AIDS out which countless celebrities suffered from AIDS. Some survived and some passed away.
Hollywood star and winning spokesman Charlie Sheen exposed to the world that he was living with HIV. Arthur Ashe, a tennis star died of AIDS at the age of 49. At the age of 32, Magic Johnson shocked the world by announcing himself as an AIDS patient. Brad Davis, an American actor died of AIDS at the age of 41. Moreover, Pedro Zamora, Liberace, Brad Davis and many superstars are/were AIDS victims.
Beneath mentioned are the top celebrities who suffered from HIV/Aids and stunned the world with the announcements of suffering from this life-threatening disease. As soon as their fans knew about their suffering from this deadly disease, they felt themselves drowning in the ocean of deep depression and grief. Following are the 10 of the celebrities who are/were HIV positive.
Charlie Sheen revealed he is HIV-positive in 2015 in a TV interview. He told NBC’s Today show, “I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive and I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks, of sub-truths – very harmful … stories that are threatening the health of so many others,”
Born on February 29, 1972, Pedro Zamora was a motivation and a role model to the GBLT community and the rest of the world. He was an activist and AIDS educator as well willing to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
26-year-old Gia Carangi died of AIDS-related complications. She’s the first famous lady to die of AIDS. In her last days, she goes addicted to heroin, later she was diagnosed with AIDS and gradually her career declined.
Tennis star, Arthur Ashe declared himself as an HIV/AIDS victim. He said he received HIV during heart bypass surgery. Ashe publicly stated his illness in April 1992 and started working to educate others about HIV and AIDS.
Wladziu Valentino Liberace died of AIDS-related illness on February 4, 1987. After the diagnosis, “Lee and I made a pact never to tell another soul about our AIDS,” his lover, Cary James, would admit. “His worst fear was that his fans would find out he was gay.”
On March 21, 1994, Dack Rambo, a famous American actor died of complications from AIDS at the age of 52. He stopped acting after revealing he’d tested positive for the AIDS virus.
The NBA star, Magic Johnson declared he was identified life-threatening disease HIV/AIDS in 1991 at the age of 32. He withdrew abruptly but it was in 1996 that he played his last game for the LA Lakers. In August 2015, Magic turned 56 years old.
Timothy Patrick Murphy
Murphy contracted HIV and passed away of AIDS on December 6, 1988, in Sherman Oaks, California, at the age of 29. He once declared that he had an affair with the reportedly bisexual actor Brad Davis, who was AIDS victim and committed assisted suicide in 1991.
Diagnosed with HIV in 1985, Davis kept his condition a secret until shortly before his death. It was disclosed in a book proposal that Davis had written before his death that he had to keep his medical condition unrevealed in order to be able to continue to work and carry his family.
In 1996, the Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Jeter knew that he was infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. One year later he disclosed his condition and passed away at the age of 50.