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Conchita Wurst and the stigma around HIV positivity 

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Katha Kloss

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Lara Bullens

RawWho Cares

Last week, Austrian singer Conchita Wurst felt obliged to come out and announce that she is HIV positive on Instagram, after an ex-partner had blackmailed her. Reactions by tabloid media across the continent are proof that the stigma around the virus is alive and kicking. Europe: since we can't cure HIV yet, can we at least stop discriminating against HIV positive people? Thanks.


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Translated from Conchitas HIV+ Outing macht immer noch Negativschlagzeilen