What a legend, on the pitch and off it. Alfie, the former Wales and British Lions rugby captain revealed on Sunday that he tested as HIV positive a number of years ago. By speaking openly, Thomas said he hopes to educate and empower others in the same position.
During a BBC programme Alfie revealled he is living with the HIV VIrus and how this has affected him. By sharing, he helps remove some stigma associated with the virus.
“Gareth really is passionate about making a difference … he sees it as a long-term commitment to eradicating HIV stigma, it is an absolute passion. We are very lucky to have someone like Gareth advocating for people living with HIV.” ~ Ian Green, chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust