Danny Pintauro Truly Opens Up With Oprah

  • metta

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    Sep 27, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    Danny Pintauro Truly Opens Up With Oprah

    "Pintauro's interview raises the question ... which is harder, to come out as gay or to come out as having HIV?"

    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/danny-pintauro-truly-opens-oprah
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    Sep 27, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    https://twitter.com/dannypintauro
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    Sep 27, 2015 5:47 PM GMT
    Danny Pintauro Talks To Oprah About Meth In The Gay Community: “I’ve Been In It So I Know”



    That's new to me

    http://www.newnownext.com/danny-pintaro-talks-to-oprah-about-meth-in-the-gay-community-ive-been-in-it-so-i-know/09/2015/
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    Sep 28, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWow, I remember him from "Who's the Boss."

    He was such a cute little boy.

    He's pretty brave to come out and share his medical status publicly on TV.

    He was also the little boy in Cujo.

    He's a cute man now.

    He was always a little fem.icon_razz.gif

    Edit: Oh wow, I just saw that he's 39. He must not have been doing meth for very long. He looks the best he's ever looked to me.
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    Oct 01, 2015 3:27 PM GMT
    Alyssa Milano’s Emotional Reaction To News Danny Pintauro Is HIV Positive: ‘He Is A Beacon of Light’





    http://www.towleroad.com/2015/09/alyssa-milanos-emotional-reaction-to-news-danny-pintauro-is-hiv-positive-he-is-a-beacon-of-light-watch/
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    Oct 01, 2015 7:01 PM GMT
    Fine_Young_Cannibal saidI posted this Forum a while back, proves to me you are a 'metta-morphosis' 'Internet Junkie'. Who's Thread or 'meme' as you call it, are you going to steal next? Well, unfortunately I cannot add fancy videos and 'HTML-links' to make my Forums all the more elaborate, but congrats anyway! Does the Dark-Matter? No, quite frankly it doesn't because then the Dawn comes and then it becomes day.

    Does this mean you're going to eat him?icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 01, 2015 8:36 PM GMT
    Fine_Young_Cannibal saidI posted this Forum a while back, proves to me you are a 'metta-morphosis' 'Internet Junkie'. Who's Thread or 'meme' as you call it, are you going to steal next? Well, unfortunately I cannot add fancy videos and 'HTML-links' to make my Forums all the more elaborate, but congrats anyway! Does the Dark-Matter? No, quite frankly it doesn't because then the Dawn comes and then it becomes day.


    You just embed videos. And the URL links are inserted between HTTP ADDRESS GOES HERE. I don't do it on my phone, I haven't tried.
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    Oct 01, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
    metta saidDanny Pintauro Talks To Oprah About Meth In The Gay Community: “I’ve Been In It So I Know”



    That's new to me

    http://www.newnownext.com/danny-pintaro-talks-to-oprah-about-meth-in-the-gay-community-ive-been-in-it-so-i-know/09/2015/


    He says there are web sites just to connect (gay?) meth users. If he's talking about A4A and the others it also goes in reverse. You can screen OUT drug users.
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    Oct 05, 2015 9:00 PM GMT
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    Oct 06, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    ^
    yeah, that was an uncomfortable moment. I think he handled it fine.
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    Oct 06, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    One of the MANY negative comments on facebook about that horrible interview!


    bony Fay The interview of Danny Pintauro was homophobic, full of attempts at shaming him, and completely privacy invading. Raven-Symone ignorantly referred to Mr. Pintauro as having "AIDS" when he is actually HIV positive. Candace went full Fox News Channel Ultra Christian Bigoted Right Wing and asked Pintauro about his "responsibility" and "drug use" when discussing his contracting HIV.

    Both ladies were completely out of line in inquiring about whether Pintauro and his partner use protection or not. That line of "questioning" is fodder for the continued maltreatment and demonization of people living with HIV or AIDS.

    What year are we in, 1986?

    This was a horrible and disgusting display of ignorance and hatred. Everyone associated with The View should be completely ashamed. That so-called interview was a straight-up hit job on a man who is clearly sober, articulate, and living his life in love and in service to the community.

    This show has clearly outlived its usefulness. There was a time when there were smart women and journalists like Lisa Ling and Meredith Vieira.

    Those days are no more. Your show is a travesty and clearly all the decision makers are vile, hypocritical, or just plain bereft of human decency.

    Hang it up, View.
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    Oct 06, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
    Yikes, she's the homophobic Kirk Cameron's sister.



    http://mic.com/articles/126250/the-hosts-of-the-view-just-showed-us-how-not-to-react-to-someone-s-hiv-positive-status


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    Oct 12, 2015 5:53 AM GMT
    Pintauro says he contracted HIV through oral sex

    “Believe it or not, with this guy I was actually safe,” the 39-year-old said in an interview with his husband, Will Tabares. “We did use condoms,” Pintauro said. “I got it another way, which was through oral sex. When you put all of these nasty things together, like a compromised immune system, having been up for a long time, drugs, rough sex, all of that combined with lesions in your mouth, bodily fluids, it’s that easy.”

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/10/06/pintauro-says-he-contracted-hiv-through-oral-sex/
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    Oct 12, 2015 9:26 PM GMT
    metta saidPintauro says he contracted HIV through oral sex

    “Believe it or not, with this guy I was actually safe,” the 39-year-old said in an interview with his husband, Will Tabares. “We did use condoms,” Pintauro said. “I got it another way, which was through oral sex. When you put all of these nasty things together, like a compromised immune system, having been up for a long time, drugs, rough sex, all of that combined with lesions in your mouth, bodily fluids, it’s that easy.”

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/10/06/pintauro-says-he-contracted-hiv-through-oral-sex/

    Sounds like denial to me......it doesn't matter. Dwelling on the how is pointless.
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    Oct 17, 2015 8:27 PM GMT
    I've seen some really ugly comments online regarding how he said he was infected. I really don't see any reason why Danny would lie when he's being so honest about something so personal. A lot of poz guys don't even have the balls to be honest with hookup partners. Danny's being honest with the whole world. I don't see how he can be in any kind of denial when he's coming out publicly as poz. He mentioned a few things that made him more susceptible to infection through oral sex. Lots of things can cause openings and tearing in your mouth (drug use, recent dental work, eating or brushing right before, gingivitis - lots of people have early stage gingivitis and don't know it). If your partner is infected and you have openings in your mouth, you could get infected through oral. A lot of guys have convinced themselves that unprotected oral is no risk simply because they want to do it. I think Danny's doing the gay community an invaluable service by sharing his truth.
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    Oct 18, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    CODY4U saidI've seen some really ugly comments online regarding how he said he was infected. I really don't see any reason why Danny would lie when he's being so honest about something so personal. A lot of poz guys don't even have the balls to be honest with hookup partners. Danny's being honest with the whole world. I don't see how he can be in any kind of denial when he's coming out publicly as poz. He mentioned a few things that made him more susceptible to infection through oral sex. Lots of things can cause openings and tearing in your mouth (drug use, recent dental work, eating or brushing right before, gingivitis - lots of people have early stage gingivitis and don't know it). If your partner is infected and you have openings in your mouth, you could get infected through oral. A lot of guys have convinced themselves that unprotected oral is no risk simply because they want to do it. I think Danny's doing the gay community an invaluable service by sharing his truth.


    I may very well be true. You can get HIV from oral sex if you have obvious lesions, cuts, or bleeding after oral surgery.

    "The risk of contracting HIV infection is greater for the partner giving oral sex. Research presented at the 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections concluded that 8 of 122 cases in an HIV-transmission study were possibly attributable to oral sex, which implies that although going down on a man is less risky than other sexual behaviors, there's still a possibility for transmission. Of the eight infected people, some reported having had recent dental work or having cuts in their mouths, indicating that HIV transmission by oral sex may be associated with cuts, lesions, or irritation in the mouth."

    http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/hiv-transmission-cunnilingus-or-receiving-oral-sex

    But too many people are concerned with the how it was transmitted. It's a prurient interest like in the National Inquirer. It created a hierarchy of infection: anal sex the 'worst', oral less so, and blood transfusion the least culpable. Too often it becomes a moral judgement. In a candid scientific discourse it is important to know the how. And Danny is talking if facts, I have no problem with his educational approach. He need to emphasize the inclusiveness of ALL HIV people ( I think he is). The Meth message is important too, but should not be misconstrued as being universal in the Gay community.
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    Nov 05, 2015 2:46 AM GMT
    Hey Timmy! I think the fascination with how he was infected is totally appropriate. A lot of guys interpret low risk as no risk. Some guys that thought they were infected through bareback sex may have actually been infected during oral. There's no way to know for sure. If it happened to him, it could happen to someone else too, so that part of his story is actually pretty important.