Celebrities who are HIV positive

Celebrities who are HIV positive

Updated on August 03, 2022 12:35 PM by Anthony Christian

Chuck Sheen

In 2011, the Golden Globe-winning actor and former lead of the popular series "Two and a Half Men" learned he was HIV positive.

Sheen made his HIV status known to the world in 2015 during an interview on NBC's "Today" show. The story quickly traveled via all of the major media outlets.

Stanley Porter

The most recent celebrity to reveal his HIV-positive status is Billy Porter, one of the stars of the FX series "Pose," who is renowned for wearing exquisite clothes on the red carpet in recent years. He admitted to having HIV for the previous 14 years to The Hollywood Reporter. He has decided to let go of the guilt and use his platform to demonstrate the new heights of his professional accomplishment.

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Jeremy Van Ness

At age 25, the "Queer Eye" star received his HIV diagnosis after passing out while working in a hair salon. In September 2019, he made the diagnosis public while promoting his memoir, "Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love."

Mercury Freddie

Hits like "We Are The Champions" and "Love of My Life" were performed by the late, great front man for Queen. Mercury had HIV during a period when there was little knowledge of the virus and far more prejudice against LGBT individuals. For this reason, just before he passed away in 1991.

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Wizard Johnson

In 1991, former basketball player Magic Johnson admitted that he had HIV. The precise second it occurred is remembered by history. He was able to live such a long time in good health thanks to medical developments.

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Robert Neuwirth

Conchita Wurst, the stage name of Austrian musician Thomas Neuwirth, disclosed in 2018 that he was HIV-positive. He claimed that an ex-boyfriend had threatened him and would prefer to go public with the information than risk having his personal life revealed to outsiders.

Matthew Jeter

The actor, well-known for his roles in films including "The Green Mile" and "Jurassic Park III," learned he was HIV positive in 1996. According to the Daily News, Jeter revealed his HIV-related experiences and made his illness public the next year. At the age of 50, the actor passed away in 2003.

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Hudson Rock

In 1985, the 1950s, and 1960s, Hollywood star learned he was HIV positive.

According to the Daily News, he revealed his ailment that same year, becoming the first well-known person to admit to having the virus. On October 2, 1985, he died.

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Nick Pintauro

According to The Washington Post, the actor, best known for his part in the television series "Who's The Boss?," received an HIV diagnosis in 2003.

The information was made public during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2015.


Eric Wright, better known by his stage as Eazy-E, discovered he was HIV positive in 1995.

According to the Daily News, Eazy-E decided to go public with his virus diagnosis to increase awareness among his young audience. He passed

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Ingrid Johnson

The former "Frankie Goes to Hollywood" vocalist received a diagnosis in 1991.

Johnson explained in the interview how he uses the illness to his advantage by abstaining from alcohol and tobacco and making every effort to maintain good health.

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Herman, Jerry

The American composer, born in 1931 and is well-known for his work on Broadway, discovered he had HIV. Herman acknowledged his fear after learning the news in a 1995 interview with The Washington Post. The date of Herman's death is December 26, 2019.

Stephen Louganis

Everyone knows how difficult it is to win an Olympic gold medal. The task had only begun for the former American diver because he now had to fight another war against HIV. He revealed that he was a virus carrier in a biography that was published in 1996. He afterward turned into an AIDS campaign

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We can only hope that the experiences of these celebrities will help put an end to discrimination toward those who are HIV positive. The best medicine is avoidance.

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