Celebrities who are HIV positive

Some celebrities prefer to keep their private lives as secretive as possible, while others have no problem in sharing it with the public. When stars do share their stories about being HIV positive, however, they're bravely bearing a weighty series of issues, including the prejudice against people carrying the virus, and they're also giving people with HIV a bigger platform.

Charlie Sheen

The Golden Globe-winner and former star of the hit show 'Two and a Half Men' found out he was HIV positive back in 2011. 

In 2015, Sheen publicly revealed that he was HIV positive during an interview for NBC's 'Today' show. The news spread like wildfire across mainstream media platforms.

Danny Pintauro

The actor, known for his role in the show 'Who's The Boss?,' was diagnosed with HIV in 2003, The Washington Post revealed.

The news became public during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2015. You may also like: Dramatic Aussie celebrity break-ups

Jonathan Van Ne

The 'Queer Eye' star was diagnosed as HIV positive at 25 years old, after he fainted while working in a hair salon.

He revealed the diagnosis while promoting his memoir, 'Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love,' in September 2019. 

Greg Lougani

In 1996, he released a biography where he revealed that he was a carrier of the virus. He then became an AIDS activist, according to the Daily News.

No prejudice We can only hope that these stars' stories will contribute to the end of prejudice against HIV positive people. Prevention is the best medicine!