Who's the Boss? Actor Says He's HIV-Positive
Danny Pintauro tells Oprah Winfrey his secret after 12 years
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2015 10:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – Danny Pintauro, who played Jonathan on Who's the Boss?, revealed a big secret when he went on Oprah Winfrey's Oprah: Where Are They Now? "I wanted to tell you this a long time ago, but I wasn't ready—I'm ready now—that I'm HIV-positive, and I have been for 12 years," said Pintauro, 39, per the Hollywood Reporter. The former child star came out as gay in 1997. "It's just a big deal," he said of his diagnosis. "It's not something that people are talking about right now really," and he hopes to be a role model for others with HIV. (Pintauro got married last year.)