According to scientists, the HIV virus, which aroused great fear in the 1980s, we got infected from … chimpanzees living in Cameroon between the rivers Boumba and Sangha. It is very possible that patient zero was a hunter who hunted these monkeys in 1908. More than six decades later, HIV appeared on the American continent and caused Robert Rayford’s death. The 16-year-old from Missouri, who died on May 15, 1969, is considered the earliest confirmed case of an HIV-positive person in North America. In the 1980s, the number of people infected began to rise dramatically in the US and Europe. It is estimated that today, almost 38 million people living with HIV / AIDS live in the world (data from the National AIDS Center).
These celebrities make it clear that they live with HIV
Once upon a time, HIV detection was a death sentence. It’s different today. Early detection and treatment can significantly extend your life. HIV patients who follow the recommendations of their doctors live up to 30-50 years from being infected.
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Once upon a time, people infected with HIV were stigmatized, so they hid the truth. Today we hear more and more often the confession: “I am HIV positive”. These words come from the lips of movie, music and sports stars.
On the occasion of the World AIDS Day, we remind 10 celebrities who do not hide the fact that they live with HIV.