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.