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LOUGANIS TO TELL OF AIDS AFFLICTION ON ABC'S "20/20"

     Olympic champion diver Greg Louganis revealed that he has
AIDS and was HIV-positive when he won two gold medals in the 1988
Olympics.  In an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters to be
broadcast Friday, Louganis tells of the '88 incident in which he
struck his head on the board and bled in the pool.  Louganis did
not inform the doctor that stitched his wounds that he was HIV-
positive.  Louganis, asked why he is revealing his condition at
this time:  "I do want to show that being HIV doesn't mean the
end of life.  You can carry on, have a career, have a life.  You
don't have to fade away" (Mult., 2/23).
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