15 Celebs Who Lost Their Lives to HIV/Aids
It was HIV/AIDS Aging Awareness Day on September 18, but that doesn’t mean we should just forget about people affected by the HIV/AIDS after that day passed. According to AOL, the AIDS Institute launched the day to focus on people who grow older during their treatments. The CDC states that over a million people in the United States are living with HIV infection. So far, about 660,000 people have with an AIDS diagnosis have died overall in the U.S. There is hope in the HIV-prevention program called pre-exposure prophylaxis. SFist just reported that a three-year study showed that people using this program had no new HIV infections. Here are some of the celebs who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS.
A lot of people love that song “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the fact that the lead singer of Queen was so iconic. Freddie Mercury was HIV-positive when he died of AIDS. According to Crave Online, there was a documentary made about Mercury called “Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender.” The New York Times said that Mercury died at his home in Kensington at the age of 45. His death involved bronchopneumonia. Before he died, Mercury called on his fans to join the fight against AIDS.