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Greg Louganis When Diving for Gold with HIV

Carrier No. 17 Reported by on Saturday, September 27, 2008
Gregory Louganis
Athlete Gregory Louganis
First Name: Gregory
Last Name: Louganis
Occupation: Athlete
STD(s): HIV and AIDS
City: El Cajon
State/Territory: California
Country: United States
Age: 52
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair: Gray
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight: 160 lbs.
Infection Date: Saturday, September 17, 1988
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: First hand knowledge(ex: confession)

This Olympic Gold Medal winning diver was diagnosed shortly before the 1988 Olympic Games. In 1994 he announced he was a homosexual and then released a book called "Breaking the Surface" in 1995 where he divulged his HIV status.

His HIV announcement was a cause of concern for other Olympic divers who shared the pool with him at the Seoul Games because of a diving blooper in which he cracked his head open on the board and bled into the pool. Fortunately blood in a pool gets diluted to the point where it poses no risk to other swimmers.

You can watch Greg hitting his head in slow motion in the video below.


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