Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Charlie Sheen announced he is HIV positive. During the interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” shows, saying that he wanted to put a stop “to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks.”
He had paid millions to keep people quiet and has faced lawsuits from previous partners. Sheen said that he will not be paying anyone any more money after today because he has disclosed publically. The news had already received this story the day before his disclosure.
The 50 year old actor admits to hiring prostitutes and extensive drug use, which was made public by tabloids and newspapers.
This story proves that HIV is not a gay or black issue. HIV is a global public health issue. By disclosing on his own I hope this gives him empowerment and inspiration to help others in the future with their HIV diagnosis. Currently Sheen is on a four pill a day HIV medication regimen and is currently undetectable.
When asked whether he would stop drinking, Mr. Sheen said that “perhaps the freedom of today may lead to that as well.”
My hopes for Sheen is that he lives a long healthy life and to let him know that now you are a part of community that can empower you to be the best Charlie Sheen you can be. I back Charlie Sheen.