Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness announces he is HIV-Positive

Jonathan Van Ness is the latest star to confirm he is living with HIV .

The Queer Eye idol, 32, has opened up about his diagnosis.

His announcement came a week after rugby legend Gareth Thomas explained that he is suffering from the disease.

The grooming expert has been back by his co-stars – with Elton John's husband David Furnish also paying tribute to his "bravery".

Speaking to The New York Times , Van Ness said: "I’ve had nightmares every night for the past three months because I’m scared to be this vulnerable with people.


"There are issues that need to be talked about.

“That day was just as devastating as you would think it would be.

"When Queer Eye came out, it was really difficult because I was like, ‘Do I want to talk about my status?’.

“And then I was like, ‘The Trump administration has done everything they can do to have the stigmatisation of the LGBT community thrive around me.

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

The hair stylist shot to fame on the hit show and is hoping to use his influence to is hoping to end the stigma around the condition.

Welsh sportsman Thomas, 45, poured his heart out to the Mirror last week.

“I’ve been threatened by people who said they would give away my secret. It’s sick and I’ve been through hell," he said.



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