I disagree with this article. Connor admit to having unprotected sex, generally TV gays always having safe sex.
Having "slut" Connor HIV negative, and sweet, monogamous Oliver HIV positive denies the stereotype.
and looking at tumblr reaction many people still thinks that AIDS and HIV is the same thing and death sentence,
Sorry, but having the slut testing negative and the good guy testing positive is as cliche as it goes, i think most people guessed how this was going to end the moment they decided to be tested Maybe it's because i grow tired of after school specials, but the storyline was incredible predictable
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I'm really surprised at how incredibly bad Jack is at answering the question. If you don't want to answer is perfectly ok and there's a lot of ways to do it, but going round and round in circles giving pedantic excuses that in the end are not true at all (i don't remember Zach Efron or Colton Haynes playing gay roles and there's a lot of speculation about them) don't make him any favours
On top of that, the twist at the end — Connor ends up testing negative, while clean-cut, sexually responsible Oliver finds out he’s HIV positive — felt like another lesson to be learned: Anyone can contract HIV! It’s territory that was covered by any number of TV series throughout the ’80s and ’90s. It’s quite the paradox that How to Get Away With Murder, which has been painted as a forward-thinking series for its inclusion of Connor as well as its diverse cast, is presenting the same ideas that were on television three decades earlier.
This is so flip it makes me angry. Are they so stupid as to believe just because it was once covered on TV decades ago, there's no point in talking about it today? Rising HIV rates among gay and bisexual men show us that these lessons have been forgotten and need to be taught all over again. I realize that many of the fans of this pairing are women, but whoever watches it - the lesson is important. If it stops even one person from being reckless because they hear "hey you can live with HIV, it's not a big deal anymore," then it's a good thing.
Conrad Ricamora on Connor and Oliver’s relationship in Season 2
Condrad Ricamora, who plays Oliver on HTGAWM, recently revealed to Fashion & Style exclusively what fans can expect to see from the erratic couple come season two-- Or at least, what he hopes will come for them.
"I don't know... There is so much left to unfold," Ricamora said when asked what's next for his character and Connor. "Is Connor ever going to reveal the murder and lying about being a drug addict to Oliver? Will Oliver pull away from Connor now or will Connor pull away? For as much love as there is between them, they've also got some serious obstacles in their paths."
If Ricamora has it his way though, there may be a happily-ever-after for Connor and Oliver after all regardless to how much deceit has played a role in their relationship throughout season one.
"I'm rooting for love to win though," he said.
Romance aside, "The King and I" star revealed that he doesn't know very much about what new bumps may be in the road for his character when the show returns, but noted that he's up for whatever challenges may be headed his way, which we're expecting will be a lot of heavy stuff now that Oliver's found out that he's positive for HIV.
"I couldn't give anything away if I wanted to! The writers don't even know what's gonna happen yet. [Show creator] Pete Nowalk said he likes to write himself into corners," Ricamora said. "I can't wait to see how he busts out of these corners in season 2." cr.
8. Connor and Oliver’s relationship — and that HIV bomb — will be a significant part of season two.
“It’s our goal to treat that in a way that’s real and gives representation to a whole community of people that haven’t been on network TV in a while,” said Nowalk, who noted that producers are hoping to work with GLAAD to get the story right. “Oliver and Connor are very important to me and they have a huge fan base. Their relationship will play a big part in season two.”