Celebrities Living With HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a nightmare for everyone as this is a virus which causes the spread of AIDS. There is a common misconception that if you come in contact with people who are suffering from AIDS, you can get affected by the disease, but, this misconception has been erased to a certain level with the efforts of certain celebrities, who have come out in the open about their disease. Here is the list of Top 10 Celebrities Living With HIV.
1- Charlie Sheen
The first celebrity on this list is Charlie Sheen. This actor, who appeared in the show, ‘Two and a Half Men’, announced to the world that he is HIV positive during a show on November 17, 2015.
2- Magic Johnson
At the second spot is none other than the five-time NBA champ, Magic Johnson, who announced that he was HIV positive in the year 1991. He has since then been advocating for HIV/AIDS prevention and has also founded the Magic Johnson Foundation to develop and fund programs addressing HIV/AIDS prevention, HIV testing and effective treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.
3- Greg Louganis
Greg Louganis, one of the greatest Olympic divers of all time, comes at the third spot on this list. Even after being diagnosed with HIV, he won gold medals in springboard and tower diving events in 1988.
4- Danny Pintauro
At the fourth spot is the star from ‘Who’s the Boss?’, who announced to the world that he was living with HIV for the past 12 years on ‘Oprah: Where Are They Now?’. At present, he works as a restaurant manager in Las Vegas.
5- Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman, the 84-year-old Broadway composer, is at the fifth spot on this list. He was diagnosed with HIV in the year 1985.