Don't forget that before HIV all are equal, and the same people suffering from this illness. It isn't necessary to be afraid of them as leprous. They are doomed to death, and therefore need support.
What celebrities have HIV?
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that causes HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.
HIV infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T cells (specifically CD4+ T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells. HIV infection leads to low levels of CD4+ T cells through a number of mechanisms, including pyroptosis of abortively infected T cells, apoptosis of uninfected bystander cells, direct viral killing of infected cells, and killing of infected CD4+ T cells by CD8 cytotoxic lymphocytes that recognize infected cells. When CD4+ T cell numbers decline below a critical level, cell-mediated immunity is lost, and the body becomes progressively more susceptible to opportunistic infections.
Celebrities which have caught HIV infection
The 50-year-old Hollywood star Charlie Shin publicly reported that he lives with HIV four years. The actor was recognized that the diagnosis divided his life on "before" and "after" and he doesn't want to live in a lie anymore. Though the movie star had a reputation for "the bad boy" of Hollywood long ago and it was involved in the scandals connected with drugs for many the statement of the actor became shock. As before, in modern show business it isn't accepted to do similar frank recognitions. However Charlie Shin not first of stars who dared to be recognized. The editorial office Tricolor TV Magazine gives the rating of the famous actors who had courage not to hide the disease.
The movie star of the 1950-1960th years, the favorite of America, the nominee for the Oscar Rock Hudson, all life hide that he is a homosexual. The screen hero lover, an icon of the 50th on whom guys of that time equaled and who was adored by women Rock Hudson just couldn't be recognized that he prefers men. The actor even dummy married the secretary of the manager Phillis Gates to avoid conjectures. Hudson lived more than 17 years with the partner Tom Clark. In 57 years he learned that he is sick with AIDS, and only in two years decided to be recognized it to light. In 1985 59-year-old Hudson publicly declared not only the homosexuality, but also that he is HIV-positive. Its recognition became this shock for the country. Three months later the actor died. Rock Hudson became one of the first celebrities which died of AIDS.
One of the first supermodels in the world Gia Carangi who shone on covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan in the 80th and became a predecessor Sidney Crawford and Klaudi Shifferya, also died of AIDS. Having achieved deafening success in 19 years, Gia didn't sustain a glory burden. Gia Carangi’s history formed the basis of the movie "Gia" with Angelina Jolie in a leading role which brightly illustrates a model conduct of life. Carangi abused drugs, binge, sexual experiments. She got hooked on heroin when her tutor and the close friend Vilhelmina Cooper died. Heroin killed her and put an end to her career, nobody wanted to remove model with traces of pricks on hands. Eventually, Gia went back to the provincial town where she worked as the seller-cashier in clothing store, and then was engaged in prostitution to earn on drugs. In 1986 made it the diagnosis – AIDS. Gia died in the 1986th, she was only 26 years old.
Anthony Perkins – a star of movies, the owner of prizes of the Cannes Film Festival, "The gold globe" and the nominee for the Oscar, was a bisexual and died of AIDS in 1992, on the 61st year of life. Perkins found out that he HIV-positive, in 1990 after read article in National Enquirer. The famous actor just decided to pass test. At Anthony remained two children who were born in marriage with the American actress, model and the photographer Berry Berenson.
Denholm Mitchell Elliott
The British actor Denholm Mitchell Elliott, the winner of the award BAFTA, the nominee for the "Oscar" famous according to movies about Indiana Jones, was also a bisexual. In five years prior to death, in 1987, HIV is diagnosed for it. But, despite the scary diagnosis, the actor continued career, having acted in several television movies, and also throughout story about Indiana Jones – "Indiana Jones and the last crusade". In 1992 the 70-year-old actor died from the tuberculosis complicated by AIDS. The actor was twice married. It had son and the daughter (who in the 2003rd committed suicide).
The famous actor, the most known according to the film "Green Mile", Michael Jeter was an open gay. Sean Blyu whom he met since 1995 was his constant partner. After diagnosed HIV for it, Michael began to do drugs and to abuse alcohol. For only several months it aggravated the situation. The actor died on March 30, 2003 in 50 years.
Robert Read became the screen embodiment of the ideal father, thanks to the leading role of the head of family in the American TV series "Brady's Family" (1969-1974). It was adored by all America therefore it was especially difficult to TV viewers to accept the fact that the actor who played a role of the man with Puritan character and severe looks on life in real life was a gay and HIV-positive. In 1992 the favorite of America Robert Read died of AIDS on the 59th year of life.
Pedro Zamora who became known thanks to the MTV show "Real World" was born in Cuba, but moved to the USA still being a child. Once at Pedro's school wanted to become the blood donor, however it wasn't accepted, having referred to the fact that Samora's blood is no good. Several weeks later Pedro decided to pass test and on November 9, 1989 learned that he Is HIV-positive. Despite a shock, Pedro decided to graduate from school and to devote the life rest to educational projects, telling about prophylaxis of AIDS. In the 1993rd year he got acquainted with the colleague Sean Sasser. In the middle of 1993 Pedro learned about a casting for the third season of the Real World program on MTV and submitted the application. Thanks to this show it became well-known, they also celebrated a wedding with Sean on air of transfer. 22-year-old Zamora died on November 11, 1994, next day after broadcast of a final episode of a reality show.
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