Andy Cohen Gets Candid About AIDS In His New Book


In Andy Cohen’s new book, Superficial, the Watch What Happens Live host makes a shocking confession about his sexual health.

On September 15, 2014, the Bravo host shares that he had an AIDS test and shares his fear about the process. “Twenty-five years after I came out of the closet, sitting in a doctor’s office waiting for the results of an AIDS test hasn’t gotten any easier,” the 48-year-old wrote. “How can that be?”

Cohen, who is reportedly dating Clifton Dassuncao, 28, swears he has practiced safe sex his “entire life,” but still isn’t immune from that “what if” terror.

“Every scenario runs through my head and all roads lead to the inevitable moment where everything changes,” he explains, adding that the test came back negative. “That didn’t happen today, and I breathed yet another sigh of relief.”

Cohen has been an advocate for AIDS research and prevention. In 2015, while being honored by amfAR at a gala, he revealed he was “terrified” during the epidemic upon moving to New York in 1990.

“I was a gay 22-year-old taking advantage of everything the city had to offer and I was also terrified,” he said on stage. “I was really terrified that I was going to get sick and die.”

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