HIV-positive man turns bodybuilder
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.