HIV positive rugby star Gareth Thomas graces cover of Men’s Health
“Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas features on the cover of the UK edition of Men’s Health magazine. It is the first time the magazine has featured an openly HIV positive cover star and health advocates are hailing it as historic…
“At a time when boorish, chauvinistic male stereotypes are rightly being hung out to dry, Gareth represents a more complex, nuanced model. He is the brave, battle-scarred warrior with the tender heart; the leader of men who chooses the love of men,” [said editor Toby Wiseman].
If people with HIV are on effective medication and consistently have an undetectable viral load, there is zero risk of them passing the virus on. Most health experts agree that being HIV undetectable ensures such individuals have every chance of living a lifespan the same as those without the virus. It’s one reason why it’s so important to know your status.”