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Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst Reveals HIV Diagnosis

Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst Reveals HIV Diagnosis”

Former Eurovision Music Contest victor Conchita Wurst says she has been compelled to disclose she is HIV optimistic after being blackmailed by a former pal.

The 29-year-old singer and drag performer made the announcement in an Instagram post.

'Coming out is better than being outed by someone else.

"I will not give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life", she wrote on Instagram.

Wurst said that she had been receiving medical treatment since her diagnosis and that it had been suppressed to undetectable levels, so it could not be transmitted. Moreover, it could no longer be detected in her blood and could not be passed on.

The Eurovision victor made the decision after an ex-boyfriend threatened to go public with her status.

She added that her cause for going public was "to encourage (others) and make a step towards the stigmatisation of people that by means of their very own behaviour or by means of no fault of their very own have been contaminated with HIV".

Ian Green, the chief executive of AIDS charity The Terrence Higgins Trust, said it was a shame that she'd been forced to go public after an ex-partner has threatened her.

"To my fans: the information about my HIV status may be new to you - my status is not!"

Wurst shot to fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 with her song "Rise Like A Phoenix" and used her platform to campaign for gay rights.

"Threatening to disclose somebody's HIV standing, underneath any circumstances, is exclusively incorrect". What other health condition would be used as blackmail against someone? And we all know this is not one thing which exclusively occurs to these within the public eye.

In February of this year, Conchita topped the bill at a concert from the London Palladium, accompanied by the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, incorporating her own band and special guests BETSY and Mica Paris.



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