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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:37 AM

Jonathan Van Ness decided to endorse Elizabeth Warren for president because of the high cost of HIV

Here's a fun, albeit sincere, endorsement of Elizabeth!


In an interview with The New York Times published last week, Jonathan Van Ness revealed he is HIV positive. The "Queer Eye" star shared that he was diagnosed with HIV at 25 and decided to open up about it in his new memoir because "these are issues that need to be talked about."

This issue and the high cost of HIV treatment also prompted Van Ness' decision to endorse Senator Elizabeth Warren for president.

The hairstylist and TV personality publicly revealed his endorsement on Twitter Wednesday, writing: "The moment I knew I was endorsing [Elizabeth Warren] was last month when I misplaced my HIV meds. It cost $3500 to replace them out of pocket with 'amazing' platinum level insurance. Healthcare shouldn't be for profit ever, it's a human right."
"When I realized, it was at the last debate. And I was like, 'This health insurance industry is a f***ing racket, I've had enough!'" he told the presidential candidate. "And then I was like, I'm team Warren!"

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