Charlie Sheen Confirms he is HIV Positive to end Smear Campaign and Extortion Efforts
As we previously reported, former “Two and a Half Men” actor Charlie Sheenrecently went on NBC’s “Today” show with his doctor to confirm that he is HIV positive.
Charlie made the decision to go public with his HIV diagnosis to be spread awareness on the virus and to end the extortion effortsagainst him and his family. According to Charlie, he has already paid many people threatening to out his story approximately $10 million to keep his illness a secret.
"What people forget is that that's money they're taking from my children," Charlie 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.”
In addition to his attempts at ending the monetary shakedowns against him, Charlie also wants to put an end to the rumor reports about him contracting AIDS and intentionally spreading it to his various sexual partners.
"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.
Though Charlie admits to having unprotected sex with two people after he was diagnosed with HIV, he insists that the two people were aware of his status and under the care of his doctor.
Charlie’s doctor Dr. Robert Huizenga also made it very clear that Charlie is HIV positive and does not have AIDS. According to Dr. Robert, Charlie has been very diligent with taking his meds and so far remains in good health.
Since his courageous announcement, Charlie Sheen has received an outpouring of support from social media users that have praised the actor for his bravery in coming out about his diagnosis.
Now that Charlie is standing in his truth, he plans to be a positive face for HIV awareness.
"I have a responsibility now to better myself and to help a lot of other people and hopefully with what we're doing today others will come forward and say, 'Thanks, Charlie,'" he said.
Kudos to Charlie for his honesty and courage. It is awesome that he is using his adversity as a way to spread knowledge and awareness to the world.
Story From: Today