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

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Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

As the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam title, Arthur Ashe broke down the color barrier in tennis. An accomplished champion and Hall of Famer, he is perhaps best known for his humanitarian and civil right efforts.

He was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, but didn't go public until 1992. He died a year later from AIDS-related pneumonia. During his final year of life, he was instrumental in raising HIV awareness through various efforts, including a speech at the U.N. on World AIDS Day and the creation of an AIDS foundation.




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