In his address at the International Aids Conference in Washington, DC on Wednesday , Elton John tells the audience ""Ladies and gentlemen by all rights I shouldn't be here today. I should be dead. Six feet under in a wooden box. I should have contracted HIV in the 1980s and died in the 1990s. Just like Freddie Mercury, just like Rock Hudson, just like so many friends and loved ones of yours and mine," Check out his speech at the conference below.