Star Con­chita goes pub­lic on HIV con­di­tion

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY MARK JEFFERIES Show­biz Ed­i­tor

EURO­VI­SION win­ner Con­chita Wurst says she is HIV-pos­i­tive and has been hav­ing treat­ment for “sev­eral years”.

The Aus­trian singer, 29, had in­tended to keep the in­for­ma­tion pri­vate but said an ex-boyfriend had “threat­ened to go pub­lic”.

She wrote on In­sta­gram: “I will not give any­one the right to frighten me and in­flu­ence my life. Com­ing out is bet­ter than be­ing outed by a third party.”

Wurst, who won Euro­vi­sion in 2014, said treat­ment had sup­pressed the virus so much it could no longer be de­tected in her blood and could not be passed on.

She added: “I hope to give oth­ers courage against the stigma­ti­za­tion of peo­ple with HIV.”

STA­BLE Con­chita Wurst

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