Thomas: I Have HIV, It’s OK

Retired Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas came out as a proud gay man in 2009, but he says he’s been “living with this secret for years … and keeping such a big secret has taken its toll.” After a tabloid newspaper threatened to reveal his status, Thomas announced that he’s HIV positive.

The very next day he successfully completed the grueling 140-mile Triathlon to prove that he’s more than physically fit. The “photo finish” splashed across many news sites as he completed a 26.2 mile marathon shows him running into husband Stephen’s embrace.

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