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Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Reveals He's HIV Positive

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Reveals He's HIV Positive

Jonathan Van Ness, one of the beloved stars of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot, is coming out as HIV positive.

The 32-year-old reality star chatted with The New York Times ahead of the release of his memoir “Over The Top,” which will hit stores on September 24.

“I’ve had nightmares every night for the past three months because I’m scared to be this vulnerable with people,” Jonathan told the outlet. “There are issues that need to be talked about.”

Jonathan said that he found out he was HIV positive at the age of 25 after he fainted while working with a client.

“That day was just as devastating as you would think it would be,” he wrote in his book.

“When Queer Eye came out, it was really difficult because I was like, ‘Do I want to talk about my status?’” he told the Times. “And then I was like, ‘The Trump administration has done everything they can do to have the stigmatization of the LGBT community thrive around me.’ I do feel the need to talk about this.”

“These are all difficult subjects to talk about on a makeover show about hair and makeup,” he added. “That doesn’t mean Queer Eye is less valid, but I want people to realize you’re never too broken to be fixed.”

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