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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