Mia Khalifa, who was the number 1 adult actress on Pornhub, was accused of having the virus which can lead to AIDS by a fake news article.
The Daily Mail Reports
The story gained little attention – but then the US porn industry was forced to temporarily shut down last month after an unnamed star really did test positive for HIV.
A Twitter user accused the 24-year-old cam girl of “lying about a terminal illness”.
Khalifa – who is originally from Lebanon – replied: “I’m not just sure. I’m HIV positive.”
The obvious humour in the tweet may have gone over some people’s heads.
After a close friend asked her if the rumours are true, the brunette beauty released a statement making clear she’s all-clear.
Khalifa, who lives in Austin, Texas, said: “I wasn’t even going to make a statement acknowledging this trash, but because it has gotten so much exposure, it feels necessary.
“I don’t usually let mean-spirited things about me on the internet get under my skin. That’s a skill I’ve had to develop over time.