“It’s easier to spot incoming balls than it is to figure out who has HIV.”
“The only only way to make sure is to get tested.”
Wayne is a Welsh international footballer who plays for Crystal Palace as a goalkeeper. His first professional games saw him set a new League Two record for consecutive clean sheets while on loan at Stockport County. He played 166 times for Wolverhampton Wanderers over eight seasons, including three years at Premier League level. After several injury setbacks, he moved to join Crystal Palace in 2014.
Wayne was born in Wales, but was with Wolverhampton Wanderers from 2006 until 2014, being there for promotion and helping the club stay in the Premiership during that crucial first season. Having been part of Wolves’s youth academy before graduating to the seniors bench, he finally left the club in 2014 to join Crystal Palace.
He’s now also got a place in the Saving Lives line-up, and as one of our All Stars is keen to promote HIV awareness amongst both football fans and the wider population. With one in four of those with HIV unaware that they have the disease, awareness is ever more important in the fight to reduce new infections.
“If you’re not undergoing treatment, then you can unknowingly pass on HIV to your partner,” he says. “Nobody wants to do that – and we all want to be healthy, too. Treatment today is excellent, and the only way to find out if you need it is to get tested and diagnosed.” [Source: Wikipedia]