Justin's HIV Journal

Monday, September 28, 2015

Who's the Boss? star Danny Pintauro, comes out as HIV positive

On the Oprah: Where Are The Now? 39 years old former child star of the show Who's the Boss? Danny Pintauro, came out this past weekend as HIV positive.  It turns out that Pintauro has been living with HIV for 12 years.  One the show Who’s the Boss?  Pintauro played the role of Johnathan.  When Pintauro was 17 he came out as gay while attending Stanford University.  A tabloid forced him to come out because they were going to run with the story about his sexuality whether he liked it or not.  Pintauro stated this about the forced outing, "I missed the opportunity to be a beacon of light for gay kids who were going through what I was going through because I was outed; it wasn't by choice,”  This time Pintauro is coming out as HIV positive and wanted to do it when he was ready.  When learning about his HIV status Pintauro said this, "You've spent so much time terrified that you're going to get it," he says, "and then you have it, and you don't have to be terrified anymore."
Pintauro is now happily married to Wil Tabares. The couple married in 2014.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Well Beyond HIV Art Exhibit

2015 marked the beginning of a new era in the evolution of HIV. Of the estimated 1.2 million Americans with HIV, one-third are over 50 years old; within 2015, half of the total HIV-positive population will be over 50 years old.[i]
The exhibit, curated in collaboration with Walgreens and The Graying of AIDS, focuses on the challenges and triumphs of this aging HIV community through captivating portraits and insightful testimonials.
The Well Beyond HIV art exhibit will be on public display September 10th an 11th  from 11am-6pm  at the Carnegie Library – Literary Hall, 801 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 – We encourage you to stop by if you have a chance.
If interested we ask that you also encourage your followers to:
·        Visit the exhibit
·        Share link to the Well Beyond HIV Tumblr www.WellBeyondHIV.com
·        Join the conversation using the #WellBeyond hashtag

In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.
Meg Poulelis
On behalf of Walgreens