Four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg
Louganis says a cure is the “true goal” of AIDS research.
In his 1995 memoir Breaking the
Surface, Louganis came out as a gay man living with HIV.
On Tuesday, HBO will premiere Back
on Board: Greg Louganis. The documentary from openly gay
director Cheryl Furjanic follows Louganis, 55, as he returns to
diving to mentor the Olympic team.
Louganis documentary Back
premieres Tuesday on HBO.)
In an interview with GLAAD All
Access to promote the film, Louganis talked about living with
“I never dreamed that I would live
this long, period,” Louganis
said. “But, you know, a cure that's the true goal. Are we
going to find a cure?”
“The good news is, there's
medications out there. But the bad news is a lot of young people
think that it's a manageable disease. Yeah, there's treatment
options, and those treatment options are much more palatable than
what they used to be. But I wouldn't wish my drug regimen on
anyone,” he added.