Everett once feared he had AIDS

Updated: Oct 03, 2012, 09:01 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Rupert Everett, who is open about his sexual orientation, says he once feared having AIDS and lived in the terror for six years.

"When AIDS came along and I spent six years in sheer terror... That was part of my landscape then, this terror that was always there," Gaurdian Weekend magazine quoted Everett as saying.

However, the 53-year-old says it was not until the treatment for the AIDS detection came that he could sigh a breath of relief.

"Nearly everyone I slept with was dying, you couldn`t test until about 1986, and that was really the big period of my life," he added.