When I lay it out for Jonathan Van Ness —that his disclosure of having HIV was the first positive reflection many people saw of their condition in the public eye, that his disclosure changed the game—he starts to cry. I think I really, truly disassociated from feeling positive feedback or negative feedback. I had such a guard up…. I just felt like this is the most scary, vulnerable thing I could ever, ever do.
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It's in the way you catch him staring at you as you look up from your glass of wine. It's in the way he smiles at you endearingly as you struggle with your chopsticks. I can still remember the sound of the words rolling off his tongue. He spoke so confidently, like he had done it before. I had immediately decided I would spend the night — strictly cuddles only — then cut my losses and hope someone just as great came along.
We had an opportunity to check in with Jonahs and Lexi to see how their lives have changed since filming wrapped. Yes, I have seen him! We figured out we are definitely more friends -- we see each other out and about in DC, but no, we are not in a relationship.
There are a multitude of resources, online and off, that can help you care for a loved one with HIV. The prospect of being the person who provides support to a friend or relative with HIV can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Emotional support is crucial to your loved one's psychological and physical health, just like it is for anyone. As a caregiver, you'll probably find that over time you'll know what your loved one needs from you before he or she even has to ask.