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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

HIV-positive man turns bodybuilder

On drugs since 2000 when he was diagnosed with the HIV virus, the 37-year-old body builder is preparing for the 48th National Senior Mr India from June 20-22 in Aurangabad. Sobhapati Samom tells more.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2008 01:17 IST
Sobhapati Samom
Sobhapati Samom
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes
         

Experts from the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) were surprised to see the physique of Khundrakpam Pradipkumar, the winner of the recently held Mr Manipur title in the 60-kg category. The reason — Pradipkumar is HIV-positive. On drugs since 2000 when he was diagnosed with the virus, the 37-year-old body builder is now preparing for the 48th National Senior Mr India from June 20-22 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. “I am happy since I am getting a chance to compete on a national level despite being an HIV-positive,” Pradipkumar told Hindustan Times on Friday.