Apparently Freddie might have caught the virus while he frequented gay night clubs in New York in the early 80s. That was when HIV started to spread rapidily mostly by promiscuous homosexuals in NY and San Francisco.
It's still unknown if by the time that Freddie knew that he had the virus, he was just simply carrying HIV or he already had full blown AIDS. Since the virus doesn't particularly kill people, but instead destroys the immune system allowing any kind of disease to take over, it was a bronchial pneumonia what ended up killing Freddie, mostly caused by his heavy smoking. God only know how much longer could have Freddie lived if he didn't smoke.
[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]