Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to “break the stigma” around the condition.
He said he wants to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as “walking around with walking sticks who are close to dying”.
He has also spoken about “shame” and “fear” of keeping his condition secret.
Here are some of the messages of support the legend has recieved on Twitter:
Amazing from @gareththomas14 who certainly has my support. I know many people with HIV including within my family. It’s not the killer it once was. Lose the stigma by getting educated. ❤️ https://t.co/4LSohfOP9B— Nick Heath (@nickheathsport) September 14, 2019
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