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Fame and HIV: 15 of History's Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities


Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis is an Olympic diver who won multiple gold medals in the '80s. He was one of the most recognizable faces in American sports during that decade. He tested positive in 1988, the same year he won two gold medals at the Seoul Olympics.

Louganis went public with his HIV status seven years later in his autobiography, Breaking the Surface. Having now lived with HIV for more than 20 years, he has been a champion for numerous HIV causes.

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