Los Angeles - Jonathan Van Ness is HIV positive.
The 'Queer Eye' star has revealed he was told he was carrying the virus - which damages the cells in the immune system and weakens the body's ability to fight everyday infections and disease - by Planned Parenthood when he was 25 years old after he collapsed while highlighting a client's hair.
Speaking to the New York Times newspaper ahead of the release of his memoir 'Over the Top', the 32-year-old hairdresser 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."
Recalling the day he tested positive to HIV, Jonathan wrote in his book: "That day was just as devastating as you would think it would be."
Despite his devastation at the time, Jonathan believes he's "healthy" and is an "out-and-proud member of the beautiful H.I.V.-positive community."