Actor Danny Pintauro has revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he is HIV-positive.
Appearing on US show Oprah: Where Are They Now? the former TV star confessed he has battled a crystal meth addiction and was also diagnosed with HIV in 2003.
He told Oprah that he contracted the disease in February that year while addicted to drugs, as he became complacent about unprotected sex.
The Who’s The Boss? star said, “It really did come out of the blue for me. At the time, my thoughts were very heavy in the ‘No one is ever going to love me now. No one’s ever going to want to have sex with me. I should just give up on trying to find someone.'”
The actor is now married, and he told husband Will Tabares about his HIV diagnosis on their first date, adding to Oprah, “If you’re paying any bit of attention, you realise that HIV isn’t a death sentence anymore. You can live a healthy life, you can have a happy life.”