Conchita Wurst is HIV-positive and has been living with the virus for years, the Austrian drag queen revealed on Instagram.
The 29-year-old star, who won for Austria in 2014, said she had wanted to keep the information private, but an former boyfriend had "threatened to go public".
"I have been HIV-positive for many years", the 29-year-old pop singer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, told her almost 300,000 followers, adding that she had been forced into revealing her status by a former partner.
The "Rise Like A Phoenix" singer had chosen not to speak out about the diagnosis in order to protect family members from public scrutiny.
"Secondly, it is information that I believe is mainly relevant to those people with whom I could have sexual contact".
The bearded performer, the alter ego of Thomas Neuwirth, wrote that "popping out is healthier than being outed by a 3rd get together". I hope to give others courage and to take another step against the stigmatisation of those who. have contracted HIV, ' Wurst added.
Russian Federation not tampering with Syria attack site Addressing the French parliament , Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Saturday's operation had not been the "prelude to a war". The team was still not been granted safe passage on Monday, CNN quoted British envoy to the OPCW, Peter Wilson, as saying.
"To my fans: the information about my HIV status may be new but my status is not!" I am stronger, extra motivated and liberated than ever. "Thank you for your support".
Since sharing the news, Conchita has been flooded with messages of support from fans on social media.
"Threatening to reveal someone's HIV status, under any circumstances, is entirely wrong". What different well being situation can be used as blackmail towards somebody?
"Despite all the medical advances we've made in the fight against HIV, in treatment and in testing, Conchita's Instagram post highlights how much more we have to do to tackle the abhorrent stigma which still surrounds the virus". And we all know this is not one thing which exclusively occurs to these within the public eye.
"We applaud Conchita for dealing with this with such dignity and together with in her publish that individuals dwelling with HIV who're on efficient remedy, like her, can not move the virus on". H.I.V. might be treated with medication that lessen the viral load into a level where the immune system is healthy and the individual can not pass onto the virus.
Jefferies Group set a $38.00 target price on shares of Pfizer and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday . Highlander Cap Management Limited Liability holds 0.38% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc . (NYSE:PFE) for 774,724 shs.
Former Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph Antoine Bell said Morocco had all the ingredients of hosting another spectacular Fifa World Cup. Morocco is vying with Canada , Mexico and the U.S. to stage the world's biggest football prize.
With five of their seven wins coming in their final at-bat, Milwaukee has channeled the 1989 Packers with their cardiac nature. Hernandez was promoted Friday after third baseman Josh Donaldson went on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
The same week it celebrates its first birthday, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN . has just won a Pulitzer Prize . It is the first piece of popular music to receive the music award since it was introduced in 1943.
This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. Wells Fargo maintained Caterpillar Inc . (NYSE: CAT ) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, January 26 by Bank of America.
Sarah Kendzior, a political writer, chose to focus on Mr Comey's ABC interview, criticising "superficial questions". Stephanopoulos also asked if Comey believed the president obstructed justice, to which he replied: "Possibly".
Rambabu said Naidu should understand that bandh was a form of a democratic protest and he had no right to oppose it. Reacting to the shutdown call, Naidu said bandhs were not welcome as they hamper development.
Facebook To Reward Users Who Report Bugs And Leaks
At some point, personal responsibility to parse information that comes into your Facebook feed has to count for something. The majority of those whose information was shared with the data analytics firm - about 70 million - are in the US.
Kenya's Election Commission Hit By Resignations
NAN reports that the Commission's spokesman Andrew Limo told Reuters that the tweet was accurate but declined further comment. Kenyatta won the repeat election after opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted it citing lack of electoral reforms.
American Linden, Japan's Kawauchi win Boston Marathon
Linden won despite waiting for her running partner, Shalane Flanagan, when Flanagan had to take a detour for a bathroom break. The runner was convinced the 2018 Boston Marathon was going to be her swan song - a final chance to win the 26.2-mile race.
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Lifted to "Buy" at Vetr Inc
On Tuesday, March 20 a trade for 500 shs valued at $788,924 was made by WILKE JEFFREY A . $3.42 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 10,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $15,778,500.
China aims at establishing Hainan free trade zone by 2035
We want to collaborate on advanced R&D in renewable and solar energy in alternate materials for improving the lives of batteries. On Weibo, a vehicle salesman from northwest China's Gansu province wrote: "The US has fired the first salvo in this trade war".
TV presenter Ant McPartlin learns fate
A witness statement from one of the other drivers involved said that Mr McPartlin's mini rounded a corner "like a rocket". Ant, 42, was arrested at around 4pm on March 18 after a failing a roadside breathalyser test following the auto accident.