List of HIV-positive people


List of HIV-positive people

Dynamic list This is a categorized, alphabetical list of people who are known to have been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the pathogen that causes AIDS, including those who have died.

AIDS is now a pandemic. [cite journal |journal= J Intern Med |year=2008 |volume=263 |issue=3 |pages=218–43 |title= The first postmodern pandemic: 25 years of HIV/AIDS |author= Kallings LO |doi=10.1111/j.1365-2796.2007.01910.x |pmid=18205765 |url=http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2796.2007.01910.x] In 2007, an estimated 33.2 million people lived with the disease worldwide, and it killed an estimated 2.1 million people, including 330,000 children. Over three-quarters of these deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.cite web | author =UNAIDS, WHO |year=2007 |title= 2007 AIDS epidemic update |url=http://data.unaids.org/pub/EPISlides/2007/2007_epiupdate_en.pdf |accessdate=2008-05-26 |format=PDF]

HIV is typically transmitted through unprotected sex or intravenous drug use, and is often associated with marginalized groups such as gay men, drug users and sex workers. For these reasons, and also because of fears of contagion, people living with HIV are frequently subjected to stigma and discrimination. [cite web|url=http://hab.hrsa.gov/publications/stigma/front.htm |title=Stigma and HIV/AIDS A Review of the Literature |accessdate=2006-10-11 |month=May | year=2003 |work=U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ] Publicity campaigns around the world have aimed to counter HIV-related prejudices and misconceptions and to replace them with an accurate understanding that helps to prevent new infections. These efforts have been aided by various celebrities—including American basketball star Magic Johnson and South African judge Edwin Cameron—who have publicly announced that they are HIV-positive. [cite journal
last = Casey
first = MK
coauthors = Allen M, Emmers-Sommer T, Sahlstein E, Degooyer D, Winters A, Wagner AE, and Dun T.
title = When a celebrity contracts a disease: the example of Earvin "Magic" Johnson's announcement that he was HIV positive
journal = Journal of health communication
volume = 8
issue = 3
pages = 249–65
publisher = Taylor & Francis
date = 2003 May-June
pmid = 12857654
doi = 10.1080/10810730305682
]

Acting (film & television)

Criminal transmission of HIV

Politics and law

Sports

Writing

Miscellaneous

References

ee also

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External links

* [http://www.artistswithaids.org Artists With Aids]


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