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August 8, 2012

Australian Olympic Trampolinist Publicly Discloses He Has HIV

Ji Wallace, a gay Olympic athlete from Australia, has publicly disclosed he has HIV, the Star Observer reports. Wallace, a trampolinist who won a Silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was inspired by a recent interview with diver Greg Louganis in which the Gold medalist talked about living with HIV. Wallace disclosed his status by writing a letter to the Observer. Wallace is attending the 2012 London Summer Olympics to view the men’s trampoline event and attend functions with the Olympic Pride House for LGBT athletes. He hopes to raise awareness, and he says he has the support of his boyfriend, parents and friends.

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Drew(Sydney), Sydney (Australia), 2012-08-10 23:15:21
OMG ! It makes me so proud to be Australian. Go Aussie Go ! Drew xxooxxoo

stephen, vancouver, 2012-08-09 21:26:43
so so so proud of you! What an amazing and courageous thing to be real without fear of secrets destroying any part of your life. Now you have a freedom others can barely dream of. Congradulations, and with a medal - no fears, no limits, no end of possibilities. I'm so so thrilled and delighted for your success - silver metaphysically is a symbol of strength. You have that in spades. xxx

Samuel Croft, Washington DC, 2012-08-09 16:23:21
Brave man even today. This will help with the notion that only people of questionable character get this terrible disease and bring it to the forefront of reality for those that are afraid to get tested or don't protect themselves or others. Every story adds to the fact that this is a world wide disease that does not care who you are. It attacks without discrimination everyone that is exposed. I am known as a survivor since the test first came out. I'm not giving up on a cure!

David, Oldham, 2012-08-09 11:16:42
This brave boy deserves a huge pat on the back!

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