A study found that Charlie Sheen’s HIV-positive disclosure in 2014 led to 8225 more sales than expected of in-home HIV tests, surpassing World AIDS Day by a factor of about 7, concluding that a “Charlie Sheen effect” represents an important opportunity for a public health response.
There was a man named Robert Willner who stuck his finger with HIV infected blood in an attempt to prove that AIDS is not caused by HIV retrovirus.
In a private cemetery in small-town Arkansas, a woman single-handedly buried and gave funerals to more than 40 gay men during the height of the AIDS epidemic, when their families wouldn’t claim them.
Christine Maggiore was an activist with HIV who said it didn’t cause AIDS. She convinced thousands of people not to test for AIDS and to have unprotected sex. When she got pregnant she didn’t use medication to prevent the risk of transmission; her daughter died at age 3. Maggiore died of AIDS.
In 1985 Ryan White was refused re-entry to his school due to him having AIDS. 117 Parents and 50 teachers petitioned for his ban. People even cancelled their subscriptions as White was the paperboy and they believed they would be infected too.
A group of female prostitutes in Nairobi have become resistant to AIDS.
Continuum, a magazine focused on AIDS denialism, was shut down when all of it’s editors died from AIDS.
There has been one person who has been completely cured of HIV/AIDS.
Scientists gave a mouse cancer, then cured it with AIDS.