Danny Pintauro, who starred in the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss?, revealed this week in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he's been living with HIV for 12 years.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pintauro, who came out in 1997 after the National Enquirer threatened to reveal his sexuality, was asked whether his Who's the Boss? family knew about his HIV status.

“I told Judith [Light] many, many years ago,” Pintauro answered. “I tell anyone who asks. So, for me it's actually quite surprising that it's never come out before this.”

“Tony was great, but I could tell he was a little disappointed, for the drugs part more than anything.”

Pintauro said that he contracted the virus in 2003 while using crystal meth: “The drugs, for me, is what really screwed that up. And the drugs are a big problem. It's meth. It takes away all of your inhibitions.”

Danza told TMZ.com on Monday that he admired Pintauro for “tying to make the world a better place” by coming forward with his story.