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10 HIV-Positive LGBT Characters We Love


Noah's Arc

Dr. Junito Vargas (Wilson Cruz) -- Noah's Arc (Logo, 2005-2006)

Noah's Arc -- Logo's comedy about four gay African-American men living and loving in Los Angeles -- may have lasted only two short seasons, but the character of Dr. Junito Vargas still has an effect on us. On the show, Wilson Cruz (best known for his role as Rickie Vasquez on the '90s teen drama My So-Called Life) plays the incredibly sexy HIV-positive doc who falls in love with the sexually free Ricky (Christian Vincent), who happens to be HIV negative. Unfortunately, Ricky's own hang-ups with HIV deter their romance for a bit. This storyline exploring stigma, fear, reconciliation and love reminded us that AIDSphobia in the gay community is still alive and kicking, but it can be overcome.

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