Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Jonathan Van Ness declares he is HIV positive

Queer Eye star, Jonathan Van Ness, has revealed he's living with HIV. The 32-year-old opens up about his condition for the first time in his new book, Over The Top, in the hope it'll break the stigma surrounding HIV.

The hair stylist who shot to fame on the Netflix makeover show told the New York Times: "I've had nightmares every night for the past three months because I'm scared to be this vulnerable with people."

He says he's been preparing himself mentally for much of the summer for the release of the memoir in which he also talks about being an addict and a survivor of sexual abuse.

But he says they're issues that have to be heard.

"It's hard for me to be as open as I want to be when there are certain things I haven't shared publicly," he says.

"These are issues that need to be talked about."

And, he's been flooded with messages of support from fans and friends.

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