Celebrities disclosing their HIV status is a salve to stigma
Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas competed in an Ironman triathlon the day after his HIV-positive announcement
London — It was a photograph that went around the world. The image of Britain’s Princess Diana shaking hands with Aids patients at a London hospital in 1987 was hailed as a milestone in the battle against the stigma surrounding people with the virus.
Yet more than three decades later, despite recent moves by TV star Jonathan Van Ness and former rugby international Gareth Thomas to come out as HIV-positive, HIV/Aids campaigners and medical experts say the fight is far from won...
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