Billy Porter Says He’s Been Living With HIV Since 2007 [VIDEO]

Billy Porter Says He’s Been Living With HIV Since 2007 [VIDEO]

“The world needs to know what HIV positive looks like,” award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter tells The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive cover story and video in which the star of TV’s Pose and Broadway’s Kinky Boots discloses he has been living with HIV since 2007. “Yes, I am the statistic,” he says, referencing the fact that he is a queer African-American man who contracted HIV, “but I’ve transcended it. I go to the doctor now—as a Black, 51-year-old man, I go to the doctor every three months. Pose offered, Porter says, “an opportunity to work through the shame [of HIV] and where I have gotten to in this moment. “My question was always, Why was I spared [from AIDS],” Porter says in the video.

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