Conchita Wurst, Threatened With Blackmail, Reveals H.I.V. Status

Since winning that will competition, she has built an international following as a gay icon, going on tour as well as appearing at gay pride events around the earth. In some parts of Eastern Europe, however, particularly in Russia, she will be seen by many as a symbol of West European decadence as well as decline.

within the statement on Instagram, Mr. Neuwirth said he had been receiving treatment for H.I.V. for many years, as well as that will his virus levels were today undetectable. H.I.V. can be treated with drugs that will reduce the viral load to a level where the immune system will be healthy as well as the patient cannot pass on the virus.

“I desire to show courage as well as take another step against the stigmatization of people with H.I.V.,” he added.

Wolfgang Wilhelm, president of AIDS Hilfe Wien, an organization in Vienna that will campaigns for people with H.I.V. as well as AIDS, said, “that will the outing of Conchita was caused by blackmailing shows how much people still fear discrimination as well as stigma.”

“Zero discrimination will be what the global H.I.V. community will be fighting for,” he added. “This kind of will be still one of the most ambitious targets to reach.”

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