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The Two and a Half Men fame Charlie Sheen reveals his HIV status in an interview on TODAY. The actor says, revealing about this publically was "like being released from prison".
Charlie Sheen, son of Martin Sheen was diagnosed HIV Positive four years ago. Read on to find out what happened at the interview.
He admits that he stopped paying people who threatened to reveal his diagnosis.
"I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, threatening the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth," he said.
"What people forget is that that's money they're taking from my children," he said about the "shakedowns" he has experienced. "I trusted them and they were deep in my inner circle, and I thought they could be helpful. My trust turned to their treason."
"They can claim whatever they want, I know the truth. They're all sort of going back to the woodwork where they belong."
He admitted that he have had unprotected sex with two people since the diagnosis, both were informed ahead of time and have been under the care of his doctor. But Sheen dismissed the idea that he engaged in high-risk behaviors.
HIV is the virus that leads to AIDS, which has no cure. But "Charlie does not have AIDS," said the actor's physician, Dr. Robert Huizenga, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"That's my goal. That's not my only goal. I think I release myself from this prison today," he said.
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