Kayden Gray has just come out as HIV positive

“Why would a porn actor and an escort shoot his career in the face?” is what Kayden Gray said in an 11 minute YouTube video. A video which fans have hailed as brave, amazing and helping to shed light on HIV stigma.

The actor, who has performed for studios such as Naked Sword said that he had been keeping his status “secret for years” after contracting HIV when he was just 9 months into his porn career. He says he’s now been living with HIV for 3 and a half years.

He revealed that after he learnt of his status that he took three months off sex – because he felt “disgusting” and “unlovable”. He told fans that he thought his life was going to end.

Soon after he was diagnosed he told viewers that he found out about anti-viral treatment, which helped lower his viral load, which was around 2 million to just a few 1000, then a few hundred HIV virus particles in per millilitre of blood. He now has an undetectable viral load.

Fans were quick to send their love and best wishes to the actor.

Listen to Kayden’s story below.

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