Rebekka Armstrong

Rebekka Armstrong

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Rebekka Armstrong is one of the United States' foremost AIDS and HIV Educators. Known as 'The HIV+ Playboy Playmate', Rebekka made international headlines when she announced her HIV+ status in 1994. She travels all over the U.S. educating the public about the importance of safe sex.

Biography

HIV+ Playboy Playmate, Bodybuilder, and Fitness Expert

At the age of 18, Rebekka became a Playboy Playmate after being chosen to be Miss September 1986, a culmination of her childhood dream. For the next four years, she led an exciting life as a Playmate, traveling, modeling, and attending star-studded parties. However, she was often tired and bruised easily. At the age of 22, she was diagnosed with HIV.

EXPOSED: An HIV+ Playboy Playmate Tells Her Story

The virus had been contracted years earlier, from an episode of unprotected sex when she was in high school. After years of hiding the physical effects of the virus and the destructive emotional results of keeping the secret, Rebekka made the decision to go public with her disease. In a 1994 cover story for The Advocate, Rebekka announced that she was HIV positive. She was no longer willing to live in the shadow of AIDS. Instead, she dedicated herself to preventing others from becoming infected through unsafe sex or drug use. Rebekka has traveled the world delivering her educational and inspiring message of prevention, hope, and the reality of AIDS.

She has become an outspoken activist to increase AIDS awareness and fight for progress in discovering improved medications and treatment. She has participated in POZ Expos in cities across the nation and is an active spokesperson for Cable Positive. Rebekka has been profiled by the Discovery Health Channel as well as E! True Hollywood Stories.
Health, Strength, and Fitness

In her efforts to maintain her health, Rebekka began research into healthy living and fitness, and became an award-winning bodybuilder and fitness model. She continues to compete and place in bodybuilding competitions around the country. She has starred in several weight-training videos and is available to share her motivational and strength-building secrets as supplement to her message about sexual safety and health.

Rebekka remains a working Playboy Playmate representing the organization in many events and is currently writing two books: an autobiography and a cookbook with many of her wonderful recipes along with health and workout tips.