Pornstars: Kayden Gray Reveals He’s HIV-Positive
Remember Kayden Gray, the pornstar who insisted that he was more than his dick ? That announcement raised eyebrows, but his recent revelation that he’s HIV-positive is sure to provoke discussion.
Gray made the announcement on his Youtube channel, in a video simply titled “+”. Running for 11 minutes, the video reveals how he got HIV and how he has been living with for the past three and a half years.
Gray reveals he’s HIV-positive early on in the video, and explains that he was moved to reveal his status once he started working in sexual health and he noticed “how many people are putting days upon weeks upon years of effort to benefit the sexual well-being” of the LGBTQ community.
He recalls that he contracted HIV three and half years ago, or nine months into his porn career. The discovery prompted a three month hiatus from porn and sex, because Gray said that he felt “disgusting” and “unlovable”. He thought that his porn career was over until he found out about anti-retroviral treatment, which eventually lessened his viral load to undetectable.
Gray then goes on to describe how he got the virus. He had gone to a party and had “unprotected sex with multiple guys”.
“It was fun. Then I was sick, a little sick. Even had a cold sore, which I had never had since i was a kid. And then after a week I thought I was going to be okay. I was getting better,” he continues. “And then it hit me, and I lost a shit ton of weight…I was going from doctor to doctor, and I thought I was going to die.”
Watch the rest of the video below:
Props to Gray for coming out with his status and working to erase the stigma that surrounds HIV. What do you guys think about Gray’s revelation? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.