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A C-list rapper is hiding a secret that he hopes his fans never discover while he's alive.

The rapper, who has already used up half of his nine lives, fears his secret will get out whenever he's hospitalized.

He was diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS several years ago, and he stubbornly refuses to take medication that will extend his life.

The average prognosis for individuals who are infected with HIV/AIDS is 8-10 years if they don't take antiretroviral HIV treatment regimen daily.

The rapper's close family and girlfriend are aware of his diagnosis. They even tried contacting a famous actor who recently came out as HIV-positive to speak to the rapper.

This rapper is confident that he can suppress the virus through a combination of diet, colonics, and a variety of herbs and weed.

However, his physical signs and symptoms have become too obvious for his fans to ignore.

Other celebrities who are living with HIV/AIDS include NBA icon Magic Johnson, musician Chuck Panozzo, actor Billy Porter, actor Charlie Sheen, Olympic diver Greg Louganis, actor Jim J. Bullock, figure skater Rudy Galindo, and more.

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Actor Billy Porter gave his first exclusive interview on Tamron Hall Show since revealing he has been living with HIV for 14 years.

"The "Pose" star candidly opened up about the moment he learned he was HIV-positive in 2007, the shame he felt in hiding his diagnosis from his mom for 14 years and how playing his character "Pray Tell" in the groundbreaking LGBT+ series helped him work through his trauma.

"2007 we'll start there, the backstory... was one of the worst years of my life. I say I was on the precipice of obscurity and wasn't working a lot in showbusiness. February of that year, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Type two, hereditary, it's in my family. By March I was filing bankruptcy papers and by June of that year, 2007, I was diagnosed HIV-positive."

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Porter shared the moment he learned he'd tested positive for HIV:

"So I had a pimple on my butt. It just came on my butt, a regular pimple. A week it got bigger. Another week, it got harder. You know, then all of a sudden it felt like it was infected and I couldn't really sit on my right side and I had to maneuver and so I didn't have medical insurance at the time. And I went to the Callen-Lorde LGBTQ clinic, and the man at the desk said, 'Well, do you want to get an HIV test?' And it was like, 'oh, yeah, yeah, it's about six months. ( I'd do it every six months.) Yes, of course.' And so I got the test. And the doctor looked at my butt and then I was waiting for about 20 minutes and then the doctor came out with that look. I knew exactly what he was about to say. I responded, just as I had, just as I did in season one, episode four of 'Pose' when they tell Pray Tell."

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"This is what HIV-positive looks like now. I'm going to die from something else before I die from that," Porter said. "I'm the healthiest I've been in my entire life."

"There's something in the survival that is greater than me," he said. "I was left here to tell the story to remind the world that we were here. We've always been here. We're still here and we're not ever going anywhere."

"Pose" was not renewed by the FX Network, reportedly due to behind the scenes fighting and cast and crew having sexual relations.
 

 

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The most famous HIV positive athlete in the world reached out to the most famous HIV positive actor in the world.

NBA icon Earvin "Magic"Johnson, 56, showed his support for Charlie Sheen on Twitter.com after the 50-year-old actor announced his HIV status on the "Today" show on Tuesday.

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HIV seroconversion symptoms

You're a gay or bisexual man (or a biological woman) with an active sex life. You meet a man at a club one night and you both decide to have sex in the club parking lot.

About 3 weeks later, you experience flu-like symptoms. You feel feverish, your throat is sore and you have difficulty swallowing. You also feel aches and pains in your joints and you experience night sweats that drench your bed linen.

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Charlie Sheen

Earlier today, actor Charlie Sheen confirmed shocking rumors that he is HIV positive. Both Sheen and his personal physician, Dr. Robert Huizenga, appeared on the "Today" show with Matt Lauer. Both men stressed that Sheen's HIV viral load was at "undetectable" levels.

But "undetectable" does not mean he is cured of the disease. It simply means the tests that are available today cannot detect the virus at such low levels.

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Former child actor Danny Pintauro revealed his HIV status to Oprah Winfrey, and to the world, during a recent episode of her show Oprah: Where Are They Now.

You may remember Pintauro as little Jonathan on TV sitcom Who's the Boss, starring Judith Light and Tony Danza.

Now that Pintauro, 39, is back on the nation's radar, he is being courted by national talk shows and publications such as Us Weekly and People magazine.

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