Jonathan Van Ness Comes Out as HIV Positive

Jonathan Van Ness opens up about living with HIV

Jonathan Van Ness Reveals He's HIV Positive: 'I Do Feel the Need to Talk About This'

"Queer Eye" star and advocate Jonathan Van Ness bares his soul in a memoir due out Tuesday in which he writes about being sexually assaulted as a child, having sex with older men as a teen, battling drug addiction and being diagnosed with HIV.

The 32-year-old Qunicy, Illinois, native shared the inside scoop with the New York Times ahead of the release of his memoir 'Over the Top,' which comes out on September 24.

The Queer Eye star, who is tasked with carrying out make-overs on the show transforming people's hair and grooming also revealed how he was addicted to the drug meth.

Jonathan Van Ness has opened up about living with HIV, and said that it's something he needs to talk about to resist the "stigmatisation of the LGBT community" in the Trump era.

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Van Ness considers himself a proud "member of the handsome HIV-positive community" and hopes that his transparency surrounding the subject will shut down common misconceptions.

Van Ness then addressed the pressure to live out his Queer Eye persona when meeting fans in real life.

Van Ness revealed that when he was 25, he went to Planned Parenthood after experiencing flulike symptoms, and tested positive for H.I.V.

He said: "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 sought comfort in sexual encounters with older men he met on AOL chat rooms.

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He explained to the newspaper: "When "Queer Eye" came out, it was really hard because I was like, 'Do I want to talk about my status?" "These are issues that need to be talked about".

"That day was just as devastating as you would think it would be", he writes in his upcoming memoir, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love.

In June, Van Ness dug deeper into his identity, describing himself as "non-binary" and "genderqueer."

Eventually going to the University of Arizona in Tuscon a year early, Van Ness started blowing through his $200 monthly allowance for cocaine.

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How to get help: In the US, call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

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