Alexis Arquette Had HIV For 29 Years

Alexis Arquette

Like most of America and American political discourse, Alexis Arquette died on 9/11. Her death certificate was released yesterday. 

Alexis Arquette had been living with HIV for 29 years before dying of cardiac arrest on Sept. 11, PEOPLE confirms.  According to her death certificate, the 47-year-old actress and activist had a bacterial infection of the heart for three weeks and had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart, three years prior. The underlying cause of death was confirmed as HIV.

29 years is long time to have any disease, and if my math is right, she had it 4 years longer than Magic Johnson. And Magic Johnson is still walking around in suits at red carpet events. It’s good to know that in our society at least HIV isn’t racist.