It’s not just Freddie Mercury, these are famous people with HIV/AIDS

It's not just Freddie Mercury, these are famous people with HIV/AIDS

It is December 1st commemorating the World AIDS Day, a date established to implement awareness campaigns and end myths about the disease. At this time, we will also remember this popular who is fighting against the syndrome, one of the best known cases is that of Freddie Mercury lead singer of Queen, who died due to illness.

According to the Joint Program page on United Nations about him VIH/side, the date was established for the first time in 1988 and every year revolves around a different theme, so this 2023 the motto is “Let the communities lead”, because change does not depend on a moment, but in a movement. Although different campaigns have been carried out since last month, this is the day when we see the most publicity activities.

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Artists fighting against HIV/AIDS

The term AIDS, also known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, refers to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. HIV (Virus of Human Immunodeficiency). People who are not treated for this infection may begin to show symptom of AIDS at eight or ten years old. However, those who receive medication may have a better life expectancy and may go undetected.

Freddie Mercury

In 1987, the Queen vocalist He was diagnosed with HIV, but, he didn’t say anything about it. This was until November 24, 1991, when the singer died at the age of 45 due to bronchopneumonia; After his death, a foundation was created that bears his name to raise money for fight against AIDS.

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Anthony Perkins

The actor who gave life to Norman Bates in the movie Psychosis, one of the celebrities who hides the fact that he has HIV / AIDS. “There are many who believe that this disease is a revenge from God, but I believe that it was sent to teach people how to love and understand each other, and to have compassion for their neighbors,” he declared. before passing away on September 12, 1992. .

Gia Carangi

The model started working on the catwalks at the age of 17. Her career rose rapidly, however, in 1984 she went to the hospital for a pneumonia but when doing the corresponding studies, the doctors realized that he had HIV a disease that turned into AIDS and caused his death at the age of 26.

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Rock Hudson

The Oscar-nominated actor for the movie “Giant” was one of the first Hollywood celebrities to come out as suffering from HIV/AIDS. Despite the scandal that broke out, the actor spoke openly about the urgency of fighting it epidemic which until then had been ignored by governments and health services. Unfortunately, he died on October 2, 1985 due to complications from AIDS and cancer.