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National Aids Trust on importance of Freddie Mercury sharing his diagnosis before his death

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Freddie Mercury‘s openness about his AIDS diagnosis has gone down as a “cultural touchstone moment”, according to the National AIDS Trust.The Queen frontman died 30 years ago yesterday (November 24), and shared his AIDS diagnosis with the world the day before he passed away.Discussing the lasting legacy of his decision to share his diagnosis before his death, National Aids Trust chief executive Deborah Gold told PA: “In the short period of time before he died, he was open about the fact that he had AIDS, and when those moments happen, it’s possible to grab hold of them and use them for something else.”She added: “Those cultural touchstone moments become really, really important for raising awareness, for reminding people it (HIV) is still.

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