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

November 17, 2015


Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco

In June of 2015, then-29-year-old queer rap pioneer, genderqueer poet and artist Mykki Blanco took to his Facebook page to reveal that he has been living with HIV since 2011 -- or as he put it, "my entire career."

"Fuck stigma and hiding in the dark," his initial post said. "No more living a lie," he added in the post's Comments section. The fact that it took him several years to disclose reopened a conversation in mainstream and online media about HIV stigma in the current era.

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