Jonathan Van Ness On Living HIV Positive & His Memoir

  • Published: 03 October 2019
  • James asks Jonathan Van Ness about his new memoir, and what the general public should understand about people living HIV positive, and Jonathan discusses the need to shed the stigmas and fear associated with stigmas.

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Comments • 222

  • Jéssica Cardoso
    Jéssica Cardoso  3 days back

    JVN = legend <3

    • James Rijiju
      James Rijiju  3 days back

      G.. A..

      • Gabriela Trindade
        Gabriela Trindade  4 days back

        jvn is an actual angel

        • Mari Sid
          Mari Sid  5 days back

          I don't watch his show, but I know who he is.... Telling people that HIV is not a biggy, I"love myself more" and stuff is not the way to express it. Saying that is not a life sentence which it is, you are sort of promoting careless sex. People SHOULD be afraid of HIV! Celebrities should really watch the words they are using. Seriously.

          • Kermit
            Kermit  6 days back

            Writing a memoir when you're still young and have plenty of years ahead of you is bullshit and just a cash grab.

            • Bernardo Montes de Oca

              Too little time for him.

              • Ülfet İpek Eral
                Ülfet İpek Eral  1 weeks back

                I love you Jonathan!!!!!!!

                • Kate Harder
                  Kate Harder  1 weeks back


                  • nonfoundname
                    nonfoundname  1 weeks back

                    It's been 4 years since the death of a dear friend of mine. He was diagnosed too late. Please go and get tested.
                    R.I.P my friend

                    • 5oclockbanana
                      5oclockbanana  1 weeks back

                      He is all that AND sooo smart too. Listen to his podcasts. #brilliant!

                      • Keanna Lautenbach
                        Keanna Lautenbach  1 weeks back

                        I absolutely ADORE JVN'S SKIRT. his whole outfit really.

                        • theLonelyCultureShow
                          theLonelyCultureShow  1 weeks back

                          He looks better with a man bun than with his hair down.

                          • fr e sh a voca do
                            fr e sh a voca do  1 weeks back

                            Can we talk about how gorgeous Allison Janney looks?

                            • Ellie Roxburgh
                              Ellie Roxburgh  1 weeks back

                              he looks like david tennant and michael sheen had a baby

                              • Becki Hansen
                                Becki Hansen  1 weeks back

                                FUCKIN LOVE Jonathan!! xoxoxo

                                • shirosh809
                                  shirosh809  1 weeks back

                                  CAN HE BE MORE LOVABLE?!
                                  also-i seriously had to slow it down to 0.75 to understand everything he's saying! he talks SO FAST! i think it's because he's nervous cause for example in queereye i always know what he's saying!

                                  • KamAndKami
                                    KamAndKami  1 weeks back

                                    I actually had to slow Jonathan's speech to 0,75 to catch all of his words.

                                    • xim3n4
                                      xim3n4  1 weeks back

                                      I’ve taken a severe detour and can attest to it being fucking hard but if you can make it you’ll come up on top. Sending you all of the positive vibes to whoever is going through it ❤️

                                      • Kenneth C.
                                        Kenneth C.  1 weeks back

                                        He has played such an important role in lifting the stigma of HIV into the light, and get people talking again.

                                        • Irin Butts
                                          Irin Butts  1 weeks back

                                          Sick generation : disgusting THE DAY OF THE LORD ,you wake up...!

                                          • HAZƏY FLOWƏRZ
                                            HAZƏY FLOWƏRZ  2 weeks back

                                            I love him!

                                            • Tshepo Lyon
                                              Tshepo Lyon  2 weeks back

                                              I simply love, admire and respect him so much. He is such a beautiful soul. JVN is Love personified

                                              • aclamkhidda
                                                aclamkhidda  2 weeks back

                                                Jonathan makes my heart feel so light 💕

                                                • Lullaby
                                                  Lullaby  2 weeks back

                                                  Hollywood... A the beardy man in a floral skirt, acting as odd as he possibly can, for publicity.... sigh.

                                                  • shahzeb khan
                                                    shahzeb khan  2 weeks back

                                                    This man is a complete package with never ending essence of positivity, love, care, gorgeousness👨‍❤‍💋‍👨

                                                    • Mel Fonseca
                                                      Mel Fonseca  2 weeks back

                                                      i'm just here like 'Breath jonathan or you're going to pass out honey"

                                                      • Marcus Lynch
                                                        Marcus Lynch  2 weeks back

                                                        JVN is the person we all need on so many levels!!!

                                                        • Alejandra Taboada
                                                          Alejandra Taboada  2 weeks back


                                                          • Dani Kara
                                                            Dani Kara  2 weeks back

                                                            so brave, so true to him self, thank you for being brave, because alot of the world is not!!!

                                                            • Charles Campbell
                                                              Charles Campbell  2 weeks back

                                                              i love this person with all my heart

                                                              • Bruna Wanna
                                                                Bruna Wanna  2 weeks back

                                                                People let’s talk about using condoms please.

                                                                • beachsummers
                                                                  beachsummers  2 weeks back

                                                                  Bruna Wanna HIV can still be transmitted with condom use. Accidents happen.

                                                              • mayorbloomburg
                                                                mayorbloomburg  2 weeks back

                                                                Shouldn’t he be open about having hiv? Isn’t that something someone with hiv should do when they are sleeping around with other men? I say this as a gay guy so call me a homophobe if you want but🤷🏻‍♂️

                                                                • Alisky
                                                                  Alisky  2 weeks back

                                                                  He has amazing points that I wanna hear and understand, but he's talking too fast. lol

                                                                  • Alisky
                                                                    Alisky  2 weeks back

                                                                    @sandranyc Thank you so muc, will definitely look it up.

                                                                  • sandranyc
                                                                    sandranyc  2 weeks back

                                                                    Alisky they were running out of time but he has a podcast called "Getting Curious" I recommend it!

                                                                • NIVEA
                                                                  NIVEA  2 weeks back

                                                                  he is me when i present in front of my class. i leave no room for questions or interruptions .

                                                                  • Rebecca Smith
                                                                    Rebecca Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                    JVN talks so fast but somehow, I feel every word he says

                                                                    • Demi Aguayo
                                                                      Demi Aguayo  2 weeks back

                                                                      Imagine if JVN was Jesus himself who came back as a beautiful gay HIV positive man, just to make sure everyone was loving everyone! ❤️

                                                                      • Edgar Chavez
                                                                        Edgar Chavez  5 days back

                                                                        If you believe in Jesus, then read your Bible. Jesus is not in favor of homosexuality so your comment makes no

                                                                      • Saturn3
                                                                        Saturn3  6 days back

                                                                        @Talha Mukhtar You have entirely missed the point of my conversation.

                                                                      • Saturn3
                                                                        Saturn3  6 days back

                                                                        @Demi Aguayo I am not saying anything other than no one on this earth can be compared to or called Jesus through imagination or not.

                                                                      • Demi Aguayo
                                                                        Demi Aguayo  7 days back

                                                                        Saturn3 The idea of sin is subjective. Subjective to you and I, and to religion itself. My idea of sin and what I have interpreted “sin” to be isn’t necessarily what you’ve interpreted and taken from the gospel. If you read my comment, my first word was “Imagine”. Maybe in all your bible thumping you skipped over the part that says God is our judge. We are too imperfect to judge and by judging we ourselves are guilty of the same thing. Practice what you preach.

                                                                      • Talha Mukhtar
                                                                        Talha Mukhtar  7 days back

                                                                        Saturn3 What I said, was derived from the Book of Isaiah and the Gospel of John. Take it up with them

                                                                    • Cecorra
                                                                      Cecorra  2 weeks back

                                                                      thank you. my brother died due to complications with HIV a few years ago. More needs to be talked about. I will admit that 90's stigma still is around. It was hard for me to enter and be in the hospice care facility. I remember getting a sliver of wood in my hand from the wood railing and being upset. I look forward to reading his book

                                                                      • footyfan101ful
                                                                        footyfan101ful  1 weeks back

                                                                        @ravencassidy looks like you are blind. You never met her and her brother and what they went through.

                                                                      • ravencassidy
                                                                        ravencassidy  2 weeks back

                                                                        Unfortunately you are blind to actual religion...its really sad...we live in a society that preaches lies in the name of greed

                                                                      • Cecorra
                                                                        Cecorra  2 weeks back

                                                                        @ravencassidy no my brother died due to not taking his drugs. His death was preventable on his part but some go through denial until it is too late and then it goes to full blown AIDS. That is what i saw and dealt with.

                                                                      • ravencassidy
                                                                        ravencassidy  2 weeks back

                                                                        Your brother died because of HIV treatment and drugs..I'm sorry for your loss...

                                                                    • Healing Touch with Julia

                                                                      I love that JVN explained that HIV is not a devastating diagnosis for him AND brought awareness to the fact that it is for people with less privileges than he has. 💕💕💕

                                                                      • K Parker
                                                                        K Parker  2 weeks back

                                                                        Wait, has he always been open about this? I didn't know about this. I'm a random straight girl who likes Queer Eye, especially Tan France, but I didn't know this. It's amazing he's speaking about it, even though I would never expect anyone to

                                                                        • Sophie Marie Jones
                                                                          Sophie Marie Jones  2 weeks back

                                                                          No only recently he's felt comfortable enough to share it with the public.

                                                                      • Pat Palmer
                                                                        Pat Palmer  2 weeks back

                                                                        I loved that book so much 💚

                                                                        • ItsJustMikee
                                                                          ItsJustMikee  2 weeks back

                                                                          Love JVN such a inspiring person

                                                                          • veronica iannuzzi
                                                                            veronica iannuzzi  2 weeks back

                                                                            Omg I love him. What a pure soul :)

                                                                            • Mateo Castano-Suarez
                                                                              Mateo Castano-Suarez  2 weeks back

                                                                              OMG what a saint, man. JVN is incredible.

                                                                              • Carolina Maisonnette
                                                                                Carolina Maisonnette  2 weeks back

                                                                                He speaks super fast 😰

                                                                                • Ellie McHale
                                                                                  Ellie McHale  2 weeks back

                                                                                  JVN I love you and I want your outfit.

                                                                                  • No One
                                                                                    No One  2 weeks back


                                                                                    • Steve
                                                                                      Steve  2 weeks back

                                                                                      JVN should just be famous for who he is as a person ♥️

                                                                                      • Closet Door
                                                                                        Closet Door  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I had no idea 😞