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Gareth Thomas on coming out as HIV positive: ‘It was my right to tell my family – not somebody else’s’ – The Guardian

The Welsh rugby star talks about why he revealed his status, his mission to help others deal with prejudice – and how Mickey Rourke nearly played him in a biopic of his life



The moment Gareth Thomas found out he was HIV positive, all he could imagine was the Aids epidemic. Sensational images of his future took over: frailty, shame, isolation, social exclusion. He remembe…

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