One of those diseases that is yet to see a cure is AIDS. Irrespective of the campaigns and measures that educate people on the prevention of AIDS, people still end up with this deadly disease. And no, it’s not just the common people who fall prey to it, some popular celebs too have succumbed to AIDS. Here is a list of 6 celebs who were tested positive for HIV/AIDS.
Charles Richard “Ricky” Wilson is an English singer-songwriter, and the front man of five-piece band Kaiser Chiefs. Before the formation of the band, in 2003, Wilson was a member of the band Runston Parva, which consisted of members of Kaiser Chiefs.
Pedro Pablo Zamora
Pedro Pablo Zamora was a Cuban-American AIDS educator and television personality. As one of the first openly gay men with AIDS to be portrayed in popular media.
Gia Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Considered by some to be the first supermodel, she was featured on the cover of fashion magazines
Danny Pintauro is perhaps best known for his role of Jonathan on the sitcom “Who’s the Boss?” Now Pintauro is also credited for HIV activism.
In 2015, actor Charlie Sheen publicly announced his HIV diagnosis. Though Sheen has been HIV-positive since 2011, he decided to publicize his condition to raise awareness.
Freddie Mercury was also lived with HIV. He kept his diagnosis private for years. The lead singer of Queen died of AIDS complications just days after he publicly announced he was HIV-positive.
Magic Johnson is a hero in multiple aspects. Not only is he credited as being a former basketball star, he’s also one of the first celebrities to come out as HIV-positive.