Rebekka Armstrong


About Me

  • Name Rebekka Armstrong
  • Birthdate February 20, 1967
  • Residence Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Playmate September, 1986
  • HIV Diagnosis 1989
  • Twitter @rebekkarmstrong
  • Facebook rebekka.armstrong

Rebekka Armstrong is a Playboy Playmate™, whose announcement in 1994 that she was HIV-positive made international headlines. Along with Earvin "Magic" Johnson, she became one of the best-known public faces of heterosexual HIV transmission.

When Rebekka was 18 years old, she was featured as Playboy's Miss September 1986. During the next four years, she led an exciting life while traveling, modeling, and representing the organization in its many events. But she began to fatigue and bruise easily, and at the age of 22 was diagnosed with HIV.

Despite the stereotypical lives of Playmates, Rebekka contracted the virus from an act of unprotected sex when she was in high school. In 1994, after years of hiding the physical effects of the virus and the destructive emotional result of keeping her diagnosis secret, Rebekka made the decision to "go public" with her disease.

Refusing to live in the shadow of HIV/AIDS, Rebekka has dedicated herself over the past 19 years to preventing others from becoming infected. Her personal exposure is described as "one-of-a-kind", "honest", "extraordinary", "inspiring" and "powerful".



Rebekka's incredible story of perseverance has been profiled by the Discovery Health Channel, E! True Hollywood Stories, and others.

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• Schools • TV Appearances & Other
Rebekka continues to travel the United States and abroad delivering her educational and inspiring message of prevention, hope, and the reality of living with AIDS.


10/23/16   AIDS Walk Los Angeles
07/04/16   East Valley Animal Shelter Event
06/01/16   Skidrow: Feed the Homeless Event
TBA          Adams State Colorado
12/02/15   Colorado State University
12/01/15   AHF 500,000 Lives in Care Los Angeles

12/01/14   Missouri State University
04/15/14   University of Indianapolis (Schwitzer Student Center)
01/23/14   Newberry College
12/04/13   University of Nevada Reno
11/26/13   East Tennessee State University
10/23/13   Clark College (Vancouver, WA)
10/22/13   Spokane Falls Community College (Spokane, WA)
10/21/13   Whitworth University (Spokane, WA)
10/20/13   Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Spokane Falls Community College Rocks! Read the article in The Spokesman-Review.
Thanks Indiana University! Read the article in Indiana Daily Student.

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