Celebrities who are HIV positive

Charlie Sheen

In 2011, the Golden Globe-winning actor and former lead of the popular series "Two and a Half Men" learned that he was HIV positive.

Jonathan Van Ness

At age 25, after passing out while working in a hair salon, the "Queer Eye" star received his HIV diagnosis.

Freddie Mercury

The late, great Queen front man sang hits such as 'We Are The Champions' and 'Love Of My Life.' Mercury had HIV during a period when there was less knowledge about the infection and far more discrimination towards LGBT individuals.

Magic Johnson

In 1991, former basketball star Magic Johnson came forth and admitted that he had HIV. The exact second it occurred is remembered by history.

Thomas Neuwirth

Thomas Neuwirth of Austria, well known by his stage name Conchita Wurst, came out as HIV positive in 2018.

Michael Jeter

A star of films like "The Green Mile" and "Jurassic Park III," the actor learned he was HIV positive in 1996.

Billy Porter

The most recent celebrity to reveal his HIV-positive status is Billy Porter, one of the stars of the FX series "Pose," who is renowned for wearing exquisite clothes on the red carpet in recent years.