Greg Louganis, diagnosed with HIV just before winning gold in the 1988 Olympics, told Charles Sanchez we still need to fight HIV shame and stigma. And he signed Sanchez’s prized Wheaties box.
"The work to see people living with HIV as normal and equal to others will be my most important area of focus until it changes," vows Eric Leonardos.
"I know that it was a release. I knew that I was lifted," Mondo Guerra told Charles Sanchez in a Facebook Live interview.
Javier Muñoz is openly gay, HIV-positive, a cancer survivor, and the new star of Broadway's Hamilton.
Javier Muñoz currently plays the title character in one of the hottest shows on Broadway -- and he's not shy about using his role as Alexander Hamilton to discuss his HIV-positive status.
"The 31st anniversary of the passing of Rock Hudson brings this memory back again, as it does each year," Mark S. King writes. "Maybe I want you to know this sordid tale because I'm still as star-struck and vain as when this happened."
Moisés Agosto-Rosario remembers Pedro Zamora, who turned to Moisés as he considered joining the MTV Real World cast despite feeling burned out and sick. "I warned him about his health and told him to follow his heart," Moisés says.
The current Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines, has chosen HIV as a focus of her advocacy work and has been named an HIV Prevention Ambassador in the Miss Universe partnership with Aid for AIDS.
"I just hope to be able to use my story to help the next little girl or boy who is suffering silently the way I was," said Basketball Wives star Patrice Curry, "or help another young adult who has to raise their little brother or sister because the...
Only after his death in 1989 would the racing world learn what had long been rumored: NASCAR driver Tim Richmond had AIDS.