Charlie Sheen HIV Positive announcement followed by an open lettet (video)
Charlie Sheen has said that he is HIV Positive for the last four years and that he was blackmailed to the tune of $3 million to keep the news a secret. This also means that had he not been blackmailed, he wouldnâ€™t have revealed the truth to the world.
There are also reports that some of the people with whom he had sex in the last few years â€“and he had several affairs â€“may go to the court for keeping them in the dark.
Despite the fact that he is HIV positive, he is not suffering from AIDS and no one with whom he had sex is expected to suffer from it.
He made the revelation in an interview on the Today show. The actor told Matt Lauer he was diagnosed four years ago. â€œIâ€™m here to admit that I am in fact HIV positiveâ€¦It started with â€¦ this series of cluster headaches and insane migraines and sweating the bed, completely drenched, two, three nights in a row that I was emergency hospitalizedâ€¦I thought I had a brain tumor. I thought it was over.â€
Nonetheless many people are saying that the way he tried to play victim is wrong. He has always attracted ridicule from many people who didnâ€™t like him for his wayward behavior.
While talking about Charlie Sheenâ€™s current medical condition, his doctor Dr. Robert Huizenga said there is currently an undetectable level of the virus in the actorâ€™s blood. Dr Huizenga who is an associate professor of clinical medicine at UCLA told the show, â€œHe was immediately put on treatment, strong anti-viral drugsâ€¦Unfortunately we donâ€™t have a cure yet, [but] it suppressed the virus to the point that he is absolutely healthy to that vantage.â€
The Two and a Half Men actor also said on the show that he has never hidden the fact that he is HIV Positive from his sex partners. The Hollywood star further said that it is â€œimpossibleâ€ that he has knowingly passed the virus on to anyone else. Sheen said he has had unprotected sex with two partners since finding out he is HIV positive, and that both were aware of his diagnosis and under the care of his doctor.