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Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst compelled to return out as HIV+


Conchita Wurst. | Picture: Twitter/@ConchitaWurst

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst has been compelled reveal her HIV standing after being allegedly blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend.

Wurst revealed she had ‘been HIV constructive for a few years’ in a shifting Instagram submit.

The 2014 Eurovision winner determined to let the world know her standing as a result of an ex-boyfriend had tried to blackmail her.

‘I’ve been hiv-positive for a few years. that is really irrelevant to the general public, however an ex-boyfriend is threatening to go public with this non-public info, and I can’t give anybody the correct to frighten me or have an effect on my life,’ Wurst wrote.

Most identified for performing in drag with a full beard, Wurst received Eurovision along with her track ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’.

She has acquired therapy for HIV for a few years and mentioned she was doing nicely.

‘Since I acquired the analysis, I’ve been in medical therapy, and for a few years with out interruption I’ve been under the detection restrict, which implies I’m unable to transmit the virus,’ she wrote.

Why Wurst went public now

Wurst instructed her followers that there have been a variety of causes she had not gone public along with her standing earlier.

They have been to spare her household the eye of getting a relative residing with HIV. However her household have supported her ‘unconditionally since day one’.

The second purpose was as a result of the knowledge was solely related to folks she selected to have sexual contact with.

However Wurst understood by popping out she has the facility to finish the stigma in opposition to folks residing with HIV.

‘I hope to construct up braveness and take one other step in opposition to the stigmatization of people that have develop into contaminated by hiv, both via their very own habits or via no fault of their very own,’ she mentioned.

‘To my followers: the details about my hiv standing could also be new to you – my standing will not be! I’m nicely and nicely, and I’m stronger, extra motivated and liberated than ever. Thanks on your help!’

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