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Benoît Piéron

Born in 1983, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

Overview

Benoît Piéron (b. Ivry-sur-Seine, 1983) was born with meningitis, and treated for leukaemia as a kid. In the 1970s and 1980s, 4,689 people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders were infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses through the use of contaminated clotting factors – Piéron was one of these people, and whilst he did not become seropositive, his body became more political. Four years ago, he returned to the hospital with a cancer. Upon reliving his childhood trauma, he realised tha...Read more