Andy's statement in full

 

I found out I was HIV positive in June 1998 when I had a bout of pneumonia in Mallorca, since then I have been taking combination therapy & I am feeling fine in fact I have never felt better.

Being HIV+ does not mean that you have AIDS. My life expectancy should be the same as anyone else's' so there is no need to panic.

There is still so much hysteria and ignorance surrounding HIV and AIDS lets just get on with life i.e. making music, doing a live tour & generally having a good time.
 

[Reported by Steven. 16 December 2004]