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(Clockwise from top left) Amanda Blake in 'Gunsmoke' in 1967, Gia Carangi circa 1980, Earvin 'Magic' Johnson in 1985 & Pedro Zamora in 1994 (© CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images; Getty Images; Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images; AP)
Famous people who've contracted HIV
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Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, founded in 1987 by two public information officers for the Global Program on AIDS, James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, to raise awareness about the disease and the HIV virus. This year, Sean Sasser succumbed to the disease. Sasser was known for his relationship with reality TV star Pedro Zamora, and their love affair was documented on the third season of "The Real World." Let's take a moment to remember some famous entertainers, politicians, artists and athletes who have contracted HIV or died of AIDS.
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