At her account on Instagram Conchita Wurst, Eurovision winner in 2014 revealed she is a carrier of AIDS.
The Austrian-born singer reported she was a chronic HIV carrier and has now decided to publicize the issue because she is receiving threats from her former boyfriend.
“Today is the day to be released. I’m positive about HIV, many of you may not be interested in it, but I have to say it because a former friend is threatening to make public these personal medical records. I hope to give courage and take another step against the stigmatization of the people who are infected.
The information about my situation may be new to you but to me it is not. I am well in my health, stronger and more active since then, since I have been treated since diagnosis and the virus is below the limits of detection now in my blood. “