Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Billy Porter Confirms HIV+ Status


Pose star Billy Porter confirms he has been HIV+ for over a decade...

In a post on Instagram Billy Porter directs his followers to his feature in The Hollywood Reporter where he speaks about being diagnosed with HIV 14 years ago...

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why do HIV/AIDS patients have that rubber looking skin texture?

Anonymous said...

...*Semi tight rubber looking skin texture...

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

He actually looks good in that first picture, hiv no longer kills folks, you can live a long healthy life with hiv, providing you are taking care of yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually. Life on planet earth with man made viruses unleashed on the unsuspecting public. Hiv is no longer a death sentence so he will be fine, he has the financial resources to take care of his illness. As one scientist once said, if you could see what you are breathing in, you would not want to breath, quite frankly hiv is the least of our concern right now, with all the pollution we are breathing in on a daily basis.

R in NYC said...

Yeah peeps ain't dropping like flies from aids like they were back in the 80s and 90s.

Rest in peace Gia Carangi.

Anonymous said...

People on HIV meds are NOW living longer than people who aren't taking them.

Anonymous said...

Lawddddddddddd!!!!

People pleeeeeease protect yourselves!

On my father's side of the family, the people are HIV+ and one of them died. My uncle died from AIDS in the 90s and his death was his ultimate karma because he was promiscuous going around spreading HIV and AIDS to everybody, including how own wife. His wife is still alive and surviving HIV, and she's doing well. So is my other cousin who has HIV. Both are black women who caught it from black men.

So I commend him for being open. I just hope he doesn't spread it too any other people in the past.

Anonymous said...

@ NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman

This was the most knowledgeable, coherent and non judgmental statement you have ever made from all your post.

I know it want last long but I just wanted to acknowledge your honest post.

Anon said...

11:38

gia was a drug addict

Alma's Daughter said...

Glad and sad to read this. Sad because it's a horrible disease, glad because he's working with his shame. Such a powerful actor. Here's wishing him the very best.

Unknown said...

Wow. This gives a lot of context to his performance as "Praytell" on Pose. I'm so happy that he is living out his truth and is unafraid and unashamed to share it with the world.

There is still a taboo around HIV and AIDS, even though it's no longer a death sentence. It's harder to find committed partners that are willing to endure the stress and stigma that comes with having a partner that's positive. I'm so happy and proud of Billy for sharing this...❤️

Shananigans said...

Pose ratings down, he could've been the face of the movement with his celebrity, the other lady on the show is on the HIV commercials. The last episode was Preytell going home to tell his moma he got 6 mths left to live, now a week later he wants to come out. NO shade its his business to disclose when he wants.

Anonymous said...

Yes, people with HIV are living longer than ever before, but let's not forget.. we still need to protect ourselves at all costs. I'm sure all who have it would choose to not have it at all. On a personal level, it was extremely hard watching those you love (men & women) perish from this. It's something you never ever forget.

Anonymous said...

This weeds episode was very moving. It reminded me when all my friends were dyeing off every week.

Anonymous said...

R the racist in NYC
It's really too bad you weren't one of those men and women dropping likes FLIES. We wouldn't have to see your racist, hateful comments on RWS everyday.
Not surprised by your racist ass at all.

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

12:18 PM
I have never sought validation outside of self, I have always been a black wolf among blind ass sheep's. I am never here for clicks or likes, as an occultist who have been on a spiritual path for the last 45 years, surrounded by sheep's, I am used to having an unpopular opinion, I walk in my own power unapologetically , I come here to be entertained like everyone else, my field of fucks is barren when it comes to hoes on planet earth, expecting me to go along with the herd. I am an equal opportunity shade thrower. I don't discriminate in my shade and bare non any ill will except pedophiles and haters of the divine feminine and those raggedly ass handmaidens of patriarchy. So save it!!!

Anonymous said...

^ No you dont. You talk a lot of hateful lies that you believe.

Anonymous said...

@Niyabinghi.... please learn proper punctuation. I almost got a migraine trying to read that run on paragraph. It made no sense even after inserting commas and periods where needed. Learn before attempting to teach.

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