"I didn't really want to put my loved ones through that moment of fear and dread without giving them a chance to understand." Gareth Thomas: I was blackmailed to reveal my HIV status.
Gareth Thomas reveals a journalist told his parents he was HIV positive.
I can think of few things more fucked up than the news that - not only was he blackmailed but - Gareth Thomas's parents learned he has HIV from a journalist who knocked on their door.
Follow @gareththomas14 on his journey to get to grips with his HIV diagnosis, taking on the stigmas and myths surrounding the condition. Documentary - Gareth Thomas: HIV and Me Wednesday 9pm BBC One Wales / BBC iPlayer
Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition. 👉