Top 77 HIV Quotes

Words matter. These are the best HIV Quotes from famous people such as Luc Montagnier, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tara Reid, Tedros Adhanom, Magic Johnson, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I think we should put the same weight now on the co-fac

I think we should put the same weight now on the co-factors as we have on HIV.
Luc Montagnier
To tell you the truth, I’m shocked, as I travel across this country, at how little people know or don’t want to know about HIV/AIDS. There are a lot of people who don’t know that HIV is one thing and AIDS is another. Those people just think it’s one big old alphabet of a disease.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
I have a lot of friends who are infected with HIV, and you wanna protect them… To increase the awareness of it and to find a cure for it, the human lives we would save would be a really awesome thing. You just have to involve yourself as much as you can.
Tara Reid
That all-too-common gap – between where the doctors, facilities and resources are based and where the individuals suffering from HIV live – had to be closed. This is what the Health Extension Program (HEP) was created to do.
Tedros Adhanom
I’ll hear people say every so often that having HIV must not be so bad – ‘Just look at Magic and how well he’s doing.’
Magic Johnson
We live in a fear-based world where HIV stigma can prevail.
Courtney Act
I’m part of a team that raises millions of dollars and raises awareness of HIV and AIDS all over the world.
Linda Evangelista
Civil society must be strengthened to help raise awareness among people living with HIV, and those at risk, of their rights, and to ensure they have access to legal services and redress through the courts.
Shereen El Feki
People with HIV and AIDS are nothing to be afraid of. They are people just like every single one of us, and each has a story to tell. These people should be helped, embraced, and not dismissed. We need to open our hearts and our minds to them, and we just may learn we’re pretty much all the same.
Lisa Lampanelli
90 percent of the cost of malaria drugs has come down because of the work of the Clinton Foundation. There are over 10 million people around the globe today receiving life-saving HIV and AIDS drug treatments because of the Clinton Foundation.
Robby Mook
I never – I mean, I never saw any doctor’s report saying I was HIV positive. I never had a doctor explain to me and show me what was going on.
Tommy Morrison
Over the years, I have worked on programs in Africa and around the globe to combat malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV. I have been witness to incredible progress in these fights.
Tedros Adhanom
I have full confidence in the ability of Foo Fighters’ audiences to distinguish between questioning HIV and the obvious value of safe-sex practices.
Nate Mendel
Whereas HIV only in recent decades became infectious for humans, high risk papillomavirus types have in all likelihood been with us for millions of years, accompanying the human race since the early days of our evolution.
Harald zur Hausen
When I started out, no one would talk to young people about HIV or AIDS. I looked around and radio looked like a powerful way to shape culture in a healthy way.
Drew Pinsky
As of 2013, according to the World Health Organization, 35 million people were estimated to be living with HIV or AIDS globally, and 39 million have died from the disease. The epidemic of denial won, and now everyone knows there is money in the making of drugs for AIDS.
Alexander Chee
My mom’s best friend growing up was diagnosed with AIDS, and he basically raised me when my mom was launching her business. Although I didn’t understand at the time what HIV or AIDS was, I knew that’s what he passed away from.
Solange Knowles
They don’t actually see the real world, where 95% of the people with HIV are not treated and are dying. And even though we have some blue sky now in our country, the sky could become cloudy again very soon.
Luc Montagnier
The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
Philip Emeagwali
I have seen a lot of people who are affected by HIV. When I see that there is industrial growth on one side but there is not awareness on the other side, it breaks my heart.
Suhasini Maniratnam
I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway.
Dennis Rodman
When I first found out I had HIV, I had to find somebody who was living with it, who could help me understand my journey and what I was going to have to deal with day-to-day. I found out that a person named Elizabeth Frazier was living with AIDS at the time, and so I called her up, and she took a meeting with me.
Magic Johnson
The fact that there’s never been a single documented case in the history of this planet of anyone ever contracting HIV in the ring seems to me like a leg perfectly strong enough to stand on in terms of a lawsuit.
Tommy Morrison
Look at the problem of drug-resistant TB in the world. Look at HIV in the world. What’s going to be required for everybody in the long run is the ability to do complex health interventions in poor settings.
Jim Yong Kim
HIV infection and AIDS is growing – but so too is public apathy. We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.
David Geffen
When a person tests positive for HIV, it is not a test for the virus itself but for antibodies to the virus, and the test is not able to distinguish between HIV antibodies and a multitude of other antibodies. Many conditions can lead to a false positive result, including flu shots, hepatitis, and pregnancy.
Nate Mendel
I just want to recognize, the HIV epidemic was solved by the community, the HIV advocates and activists who stood up when no one was listening and got everyone’s attention.
Deborah Birx
There are so many different varieties of HIV out there.
Anthony Fauci
I’m the cofounder of Keep a Child Alive. We provide medicine for families affected by HIV and AIDS in places like Africa and India.
Alicia Keys
I did this role in Life Goes On as an HIV positive character and so emotionally that was the most challenging.
Chad Lowe
People with HIV are still stigmatized. The infection rates are going up. People are dying. The political response is appalling. The sadness of it, the waste.
Elton John
We see new things all the time. We see new retroviruses

We see new things all the time. We see new retroviruses out there – which is the category that HIV falls into – and we’re very, very concerned because this is the part of the world where HIV jumped from chimpanzees to humans.
Nathan Wolfe
HIV brings out the best and the worst in humanity, and the laws reflect these attitudes.
Shereen El Feki
My having HIV has no bearing on my business.
Magic Johnson
The important thing is this Just because I’m doing well doesn’t mean that they’re going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere.
Magic Johnson
PCR made it easier to see that certain people are infected with HIV.
Kary Mullis
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.
Philip Emeagwali
Those who say that climate change doesn’t exist are being understood as the flat-earthers that they are, as the people who deny the link between smoking and cancer, as the people who denied the link between HIV and AIDS.
Nicholas Stern
Knowing your HIV status is so important for your future health and that of your loved ones.
David Furnish
In South Africa, where HIV-positive children are often shunned, we have an HIV-positive Muppet to teach children to be friendly with children with HIV. But they use local actors. And it’s not always a street. Sometimes it’s ‘Sesame Plaza,’ or ‘Sesame Tree.’
Joan Ganz Cooney
Young women who live in areas with high maternal mortality change their behavior less in response to HIV than young women who live in areas with low maternal mortality.
Emily Oster
At one point, I had over 800 employees, and I always paid all health care for my people – including a man who was my assistant who got HIV. I wound up paying his medical bills, which went into the hundreds of thousands. I’m not making myself out to be a saint. I did the right thing.
Jerry Della Femina
As a group, the fashion industry has been one of the strongest in the effort to fight HIV and AIDS. There are many groups dedicated to fighting this disease; GMHC’s Fashion Forward is just one of them. But I think everyone in this industry fights it in their own way.
Michael Bastian
And the danger is – and it’s happening – is we’re seeing an incredibly big rise amongst young gay people, young heterosexual people as far as catching HIV, which is, you know, in an educated country like this or in Britain, it’s frightening.
Elton John
Some countries that I go to are still trying to deny that it’s happening. In India, 2.1 million people are living with HIV AIDS. India manufactures most of the drugs that are used to cure HIV around the world, which is an amazing, amazing fact that most people don’t know.
Sharon Stone
This journey of education and breaking stigma around HIV is something that will have a legacy everlasting.
Gareth Thomas
I think so many doors have been opened for the gay community as far as the dangers and horrors of HIV. There is so much more out-ness now.
John Benjamin Hickey
There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining diseases but are HIV negative.
Serge Lang
I work with poor kids. I work in the fight against HIV.
Leila Lopes
Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected.
Philip Emeagwali
A lot of people have forgotten the severity of this disease, of HIV. So I think it’s important that we just talk about things like this: how we can prevent it, how we can make sure that people are safe, how they can move forward, too, if they do have HIV.
Mj Rodriguez
In the 1980s and the 1990s, when HIV hit its peak, the gay community was at the forefront of the fight against the silent killer.
Elizabeth Flock
HIV is not a gay or straight disease. It’s a young people’s disease, unfortunately.
Forrest Griffin
I think what I want to learn more than anything… is that, I’ve got HIV and it’s OK, like. That’s what I want to learn more than anything.
Gareth Thomas
The nature of a protective immune response to HIV is still unclear. Because in a very, very unique manner, unlike virtually any other microbe with which we’re familiar, the HIV virus has evolved in a way that the immune system finds it very difficult, if not impossible, to deal with the virus.
Anthony Fauci
Botswana has an incredible future if it can wrestle the HIV scenario to the ground.
Colin Salmon
If you had a Starbucks that never sold coffee, you wouldn’t keep the site open. It’s not that we’re abandoning sites, but we’re saying, ‘Let’s go where there’s HIV, focus our resources there.’
Deborah Birx
An AIDS-free generation would mean that virtually no child is born with HIV; that, as those children grow up, their risk of becoming infected is far lower than it is today; and that those who become infected can access treatment to help prevent them from developing AIDS and from passing the virus on to others.
Anthony Fauci
What we know is that when girls don’t go to school, they earn lower salaries. They get married earlier. They have higher infant and maternal mortality rates. And they’re more likely to contract HIV, less likely to immunize their children.
Michelle Obama
Although it is still important to develop an HIV vaccine, we have significant tools already at our disposal that can make a major impact on the trajectory of this epidemic.
Anthony Fauci
People are so involved with immediate care, but at the same time there needs to be investment in educating people as adolescents when they’re still HIV negative.
Charlize Theron
The first HIV movie in India, ‘Nidaan,’ was done by me which at that time nobody dared to even try.
Mahesh Manjrekar
Part of my job at 'The Economist' was writing about HIV

Part of my job at ‘The Economist’ was writing about HIV, and that included the grim task of reporting on the state of the global epidemic.
Shereen El Feki
For many people with HIV, finding the right doctor is the most important decision they’ll make.
David Mixner
Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.
Nelson Mandela
Everyone thought I was going to die like a year later, they didn’t know. So I helped educate sports, and then the world, that a man living with HIV can play basketball. He’s not going to give it to anybody by playing basketball.
Magic Johnson
India’s infrastructure is pathetic, with frequent electric power breakdowns even in metropolitan cities, dangerously unhealthy water supply in urban areas, a galloping rate of HIV infection, and gaping potholes that dot our national highways.
Subramanian Swamy
We grew up in an era where there was a lot of fear of HIV. Everybody worried about it and everybody took precautions, and everybody knew that it was a thing that was out there. As it slowed down, it left the spotlight, people forgot.
Forrest Griffin
We can sharply deflect the curve of HIV incidence.
Anthony Fauci
HIV brings out the best and the worst in humanity, and the laws reflect these attitudes.
Shereen El Feki
HIV changed my life, but I think I’ve accepted it. I don’t even think about it unless someone brings it up.
Tommy Morrison
HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.
Princess Diana
How is AIDS research to progress when the premise of science is questioning but the premise of questioning HIV is considered so dangerous that even venturing into the facts is too great a risk?
Nate Mendel
I am still haunted by the memory of my Ugandan friends dying from HIV years ago because high prices kept the medicines they needed out of reach.
Winnie Byanyima
Laws that treat people living with HIV or those at greatest risk with respect start with the way that we treat them ourselves: as equals. If we are going to stop the spread of HIV in our lifetime, then that is the change we need to spread.
Shereen El Feki
If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counseling services and HIV testing, they ought not be in the business of providing abortions.
Mike Pence
I tell you, it’s funny because the only time I think about HIV is when I have to take my medicine twice a day.
Magic Johnson