Instagram model Gena Tew has revealed on TikTok that she nearly died from AIDS after going untested for almost a decade. Tew spoke on her condition, saying that she doesn't know how she contracted HIV but her doctor told her that it had been in her system for at least eight to ten years. The social media influencer admitted that she got tested once her symptons became really bad. She also revealed that she had been raped several times while she was homeless and living in New York City and that may have been when she was infected.

Tew also revealed that she has received several free tattoos, so the disease could have been spread through needles.

Blogs have reported that Tew has been linked to several celebrities but Tew hasn't confirmed or denied having intimate relationships with any celebrities.