Nowadays, although HIV is a well-known disease, there are people that do not know anything about it. Most people tend to confuse HIV with AIDS and, even though they are not the same, the first one is the cause of the second.
Luckily, over time, although there is no cure for the disease, there are treatments that help to extend life expectancy or to make the illness stay in the phase of HIV positivity.
Celebrities are not immune to this disaster, in fact, some of them have become infected by the lack of knowledge or by ignorance. These are some of the celebrities
He is one of the most commented cases and after the rumors, in November 91, he finally decided to say that he had become infected. Unfortunately, those were times in which there were no treatments and after a strong pneumonia the lead singer of Queen died.
She was one of the first world-known supermodels and due to her addiction to heroine she could not escape from the claws of this disease. She became infected by using contaminated syringes. She died in 1986 when she was 26 years old.
The same as Gia, the singer became infected because of his addiction to drugs and the usage of contaminated syringes. These were times in which the disease was a little-known and little-understood and there was no treatment. He died in 1993.
With a lifestyle full of scandals, a lot of people assumed that this could happen to Charlie Sheen. After his retirement from the famous TV show “Two and Half Men” he confessed that he became infected in an interview for the NBC.
He announced his orientation and the fact that he was infected with HIV in an interview for the channel ABC. Due to this announcement, his sponsors stopped the sponsorship of the Olympic athlete.
He died of the disease in 1984 and, according to the newspapers, the media commented that he became infected after using a public bathroom which was utilized by homosexuals in that time.
He was the first artist that announced that he was suffering from the disease 30 years ago. It was a scandal that contributed to start the awareness campaigns. He died a few months after the announcement.
He was diagnosed with HIV and after he announced it in 1991, he turned himself around inside and changed the way of living.
The tennis player was at the peak of his career and these were times in which it was believed that only gay persons could suffer from this disease. That was the reason why he did not announce the diagnosis and waited four years to do it. He became infected by transfusions.
10.Noris Díaz Pérez
She announced her diagnostis in 2011. After that, she quit the show she has been working in for several years and became Christian.
He got infected by mistake and because of having intercourse without protection. He never accepted the disease until the moment of his death in 1994.
He died two years after being diagnosed with the disease in 1990. The reason of his decease was a pneumonia.
During one of his concerts the singer decided to tell the audience that he've become infected.
He died from cancer, but the same year he's passed away it became public that he was suffering from HIV.
The man behind Freddy Krueger found that he was HIV positive in 2004.
He was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985. However, in order to keep working, he did not tell anyone about his condition until his death from euthanasia in 1991.
She became infected in the late eighties and several years later, in 1992, she died at her 41 years of age.
We all got to know about his story because of the movie “Dallas Buyers Club” in which was shown everything he did to get illegal drugs for his treatment and to keep living beyond the diagnosis.
In 2015 he confessed that from the very moment of the start of his career as a musician, he has been carrying the virus.
So, of all the celebrities that became infected
some of them are still alive and are dedicated to aware people about the disease.
VIH and AIDS are conditions that should not
be taken lightly, so it is important for all of us to know how to prevent
Based on materials: wnews.life