Monday , January 25 2021

World AIDS Day: “I felt my blood and semen were toxic and that I was a threat to others.”



  • Norberto Pardes
  • BBC Mondo

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Christopher Klettermayr initially used a pseudonym to be able to talk about AIDS

“As a Western European gay and white, I would never have thought that my test (HIV test) would be positive.”

It was Christopher Klettermayr – also known as Philip Spiegel – a 38-year-old Austrian citizen who discovered he was infected with HIV in 2014.

It was a day he still remembered as if it had happened yesterday.

His discovery did not take place in Austria, but in India, where he was assigned to a photojournalist and planned to go to the local Hindu temple.


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