Charlie Sheen HIV Interview

Charlie Sheen Confirms 'I Am, in Fact, HIV Positive' in Today Show Interview

Less than 24 hours after Charlie Sheen‘s rep confirmed that the actor is receiving treatment for HIV, Sheen sat down with the Today show‘s Matt Lauer to offer a personal update.

“I’m here to admit that I am, in fact, HIV positive,” Sheen said Tuesday morning, confirming he was diagnosed about four years ago. “I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories threatening the health of so many others.”

Recalling how he came to be diagnosed, Sheen said, “It started with … this series of crushing headaches and insane migraines and sweating the bed, completely drenched two or three nights in a row, that I was emergency hospitalized. I thought I had a brain tumor, I thought it was over. After a battery of tests and spinal taps — all of that crap — they walked in the room and said, ‘Boom, here’s what’s going on.'”

Sheen also confirmed that multiple people, including several sexual partners, have been extorting him after learning of his condition. When asked if he’s been paying these people, he responded, “Not after today I’m not. That’s my goal. That’s not my only goal, but I think I released myself from this prison today.” Though Sheen doesn’t know exactly how much money has been taken from him, he estimated that it’s “enough to bring it into the millions.” Off-camera, he confirmed to Lauer that it has been more than $10 million.

As for the connection between his publicized breakdown and his health, Sheen admitted, “I was so depressed by the condition I was in that I was doing a lot of drugs, I was drinking too much and I was making bad decisions.”

Though Sheen said it’s “impossible” that he’s transmitted HIV, either knowingly or unknowingly, to a sexual partner, he did admit to having unprotected sex with two individuals who were “completely warned ahead of time” and under the care of his physician.

“It’s a hard three letters to absorb,” Sheen admitted. “It’s a turning point in one’s life.”

Watch some of Sheen’s emotional interview below:

“Charlie has contracted the HIV virus,” his doctor confirmed during the second half of Sheen’s interview. “He was immediately put on treatment, strong anti-viral drugs which have suppressed the virus. Unfortunately, we don’t have a cure yet. It’s suppressed the virus to the point where he is absolutely healthy from that vantage. My biggest concern for Charlie as a patient is substance abuse and depression from the disease, more than what the HIV virus could do in terms of shortening his life, which it’s not going to. … Charlie does not have AIDS.”

Sheen said he now takes a four-pill cocktail daily and does not do drugs, though he admitted to “still drinking a little bit.” His doctor confessed to fearing that depression and substance abuse could cause Sheen to forget to take his medication.

As for how his condition could impact his career, Sheen said that’s not going to be an issue. “I’m excited to do a show again,” he told Lauer, adding that there’s been “no resistance” from anyone wanting to work with him.

It was quite a different scene from Sheen’s most recent trip to the Today show. The former Two and a Half Men star sat down with NBC’s Jeff Rossen in 2011 to introduce the world to his entourage of live-in ladies — including porn stars and assorted models — known as his “goddesses.”

“These women don’t judge me,” Sheen said of his unconventional housemates. “They don’t judge me. They don’t lead with opinion. They don’t lead with their own needs all the time.”

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  1. T. says:

    Why exactly do we need to know this ?

    • Andy Swift says:

      To increase public awareness of an important health issue that affects more people than you might realize.

      • wrstlgirl says:

        Great response, thank you Andy.

      • U. says:

        Seems to me that we only know this now because it is a personal thing that he tried to keep private but had to get out because of pressure and blackmail. So no, the reason was not public awareness (or at least not the main reason) on an important health issue although if it truly is, then I can applaud what he is doing for the cause and look forward to futurs actions that he will do to increase awareness.

      • Fannie says:

        The public is very aware of the disease a lonng time ago. This is nothing new. to raise awarness. Most people around the world knows about AIDS

        • David4 says:

          Most people think, like you that HIV = AIDS and that it equals death. It doesn’t. It’s not as bad as it was 10 years ago even.

          • Fannie says:

            We know but is not something to raise awarness if the public alreayd know for a long time

          • MFL says:

            @Fannie The world knows about about alot of issues but awareness still has to be raised incl global warming, LGBT issues. Especially with HV there’s a stigma attached (mainly because of how it’s contracted) to it like thinking that an HIV patient has AIDS which is simply not true. Charlie may as well live into his 90s or even early 100s if he takes better care of himself and keeps up with the medication. HIV is not a death sentence anymore. So yeah, awareness still needs to be raised for this condition. The world is very misinformed about it and it’s something that should be discussed more.

        • Eran says:

          Then I’m sorry, you have no idea how shockingly ignorant young adults and teenagers are. Precisely because so many strides have been made with treatment and medication, an adverse affect has been created. People are growing indifferent and infection rates are once again ticking up in many countries.
          No one should be scared of people who are HIV(+) but people should protect themselves and yes, fear this virus and not welcome it into their bloodstream with open arms, thinking a pill a day will sort them out. God only knows whether we’ve seen the last strain of this virus..

          • JenJ says:

            Eran is so right. There are totally some really ignorant people out there who don’t have a clue as to what HIV is. I think that the more people hear about it, the better.

        • Jana says:

          Last year, a survey study published by the MAC AIDS Fund found that 1 in 3 teenagers did not know HIV is a sexually transmitted disease. For the reasons Eran explained, as well as the utter failure that was the conservative-pushed shift to Abstinence Only “sex education,” there has been a dramatic drop in awareness among young adults over the past decade and half.

        • Apparently we need to continue to provide awareness and education about this illness until it is eradicated…because there are still people like you that need to be educated on the difference between HIV and AIDS. So, thank you to Charlie Sheen for your bravery and for bringing this topic back into the spotlight… I’m am saddened by your news, but wish you all the happiness and health you need to fight the fight!

        • Angie_Overrated says:

          The fact that you just referred to his diagnosis as AIDS instead of HIV indicates that even you yourself don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • JenJ says:

        I think it was to get those who have been blackmailing him off his back. People who do that are despicable anyway, and now their cash cow is out in the open, and they can’t blackmail him anymore.

    • LuckRanOut says:

      It’s a PSA so that people can be fully informed before banging him. After call, NBC’s motto is, “The more you know”….

    • MFL says:

      This comment section is just so morbid…what ever happened to empathy & basic humanity! What is wrong with people these days…How about if it were you or a loved one who was in this situation. What ever happened to wishing people well, if you have nothing nice to say how about STFU.

      • tvjunkie says:

        It seems pretty obvious he’s lying when he said he always told women he slept with he was HIV positive ahead of time in an attempt to to cover his butt legally. Why should we have sympathy form someone who would knowingly put so many other peoples health at risk for such selfish reasons?

        • MFL says:

          How is it pretty obvious that he’s lying…these women were “completely warned ahead of time” and under the care of his physician. If the physician is witness to this then these women knew what they were getting themselves into. Obviously if there is someone he infected after he was aware of his condition and was not upfront about it, then those women are going to come forward and sue publicly.
          He said after today he’s not going to be paying off these women anymore meaning they did not blackmail him because he infected them but for their silence. He cannot be blamed for infecting people unknowingly.

          • Stacy says:

            Cannot be blamed? I feel for his pain and that he’ll be on meds for the rest of his life due to the HIV, but there is some blame. Legally, he is not responsible for infecting people unknowingly. Morally, having unprotected sex with a legion of people, and then contracting and passing on an STI should wake people up to the responsibility and consequences of one’s actions.

      • WWP says:

        Most folks believe in second or even third chances, but after a while It’s difficult to feel a lot of compassion for someone who literally had everything and tossed it away over and over – and over and over and over. And over. All the while bragging that he was “winning”. The Charlie Sheen apology tour is entering its second decade. This time it just happens to be about HIV.

        Yes, he’s both physically and mentally ill. But unlike others with these issues, he had every opportunity to get help and unlike others with these issues, he had the money and the means to get help. Unlike others, he had family and friends ready to help. So Sheen’s deliberate and repeated behaviors brought him, and perhaps his partners, this very unfortunate result. And yeah, at this late date it’s getting tougher to feel bad for him.

    • Riley says:

      Read between the lines. Obviously he was being blackmailed and put an end to it by going public.

    • Because Public Disclosure of any areas like Cancer or HIV or even our Sexual Preferences is losing any shame and why would we NOT wish it to be public. It also allows more support around the person, into their wellness, yogic, healing shifts. Public Awareness is important to bring about education, kindness and support. If the world were shamed and closeted about every area of their life, they would not have a life.

    • Anna Bolic says:

      He isn’t doing it for you; he’s doing it as a preemptive measure because of tabloid gossip.

      You, on the other hand, don’t have to read it.

  2. E. says:

    What does this mean for his kids doesnt he have twins….??

    • Gina says:

      Aas far as I know, he has at least 5 kids.

    • Jayne says:

      In terms of infection?.. If so, assuming his timeline is correct, the twins are clear.

      • n8frogg says:

        Children don’t get it at birth anymore anyways. As long as the mother did what the doctor told her it wouldn’t matter if he was infected at the time.

        • jms says:

          Children can still contract HIV from the mother (If the mother is infected) during pregnancy. It can also be transmitted through breast milk.If an HIV infected mother takes medications during pregnancy, and gives the baby medications after pregnancy, and doesn’t breast feed, then the baby will likely not be infected.

    • Julia says:

      None of his kids have it – all confirmed this morning.

    • creativebugger1 says:

      At this time both his ex-wives and all of his kids have tested negative.

  3. Amanda says:

    Honestly I think this explains a whole lot about why he was so bat-shyt crazy these last couple of years. HIV is a hard pill to swallow being poor, just imagine being rich and you can’t even buy a cure. I think it’s courageous for him to admit it, even if its to stop extortionists!

    • sarah j says:

      I totally agree . It’s definitely alot for someone to take in .

    • JenJ says:

      Exactly, Amanda. It was kind of strange that he was doing all of those crazy things these last few years, which was even more than one would expect from Sheen. A person with a life-threatening disease can react in so many ways, and deciding to be so self-destructive can certainly be one way.

    • Eurydice says:

      Oh, I think being poor and HIV-positive is a lot worse.You can’t buy a cure, you can’t buy treatment, you’re sick and you’re poor.

    • Neenie says:

      I agree.. it’s sad because he wanted it to stay private and he did what he thought was best to keep his health private.. I’m not mad at him at all.. he’s in title to a private life and so what he came out not to raise awareness that’s not what he wanted.. he wanted to keep it between him and his close friends and familu

  4. Kristine says:

    Sorry for him but don’t care. Really. Don’t. Care.

    • Andy Swift says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Kristine! I’ll play your theme song in celebration of your contribution:

      • Kristine says:

        Oh for Pete’s sake. LOL. I’m sorry if my lack of care over Charlie Sheen’s health bothers you. All I know is there are a lot of HIV positive people that are far better human beings but because they aren’t famous don’t get noticed or cared about. I’m sick of famous people (and in this case a loudmouthed, manwh*** with drug and alcohol issues) getting to be in the spotlight just because of his illness. I don’t wish suffering on anyone but I’m not going to care about his plight more than others simply because he’s a celebrity.

    • Bill says:

      You do care. You care so much that you took time to watch the videos, read the article, and post your comment.

      • The Truth says:

        Oh shut up.

      • Kristine says:

        I read this website for the entertainment info and enjoy most of it. I didn’t actually watch the video connected to this article – I didn’t need to. Charlie Sheen’s health status has been all over the Internet prior to his formal announcement on the Today show. Like I said, I feel sorry for anyone inflicted with this illness but I don’t think his illness is more deserving of the spotlight than any other person with HIV. I’m just lumping him in with the Kardashians. Celebrities that I don’t need to hear anymore about their lives. Sorry my simple comment bothered you so much that YOU had to comment about my comment instead of the article. It’s just my two cents. Take it or leave it.

      • LT says:

        Multiple comments….

    • NotHardly says:

      LOL… you so CARE. You clicked on the link, read the story, scrolled down and logged into comment, composed what you sadly think is a withering and clever remark and then posted. People who actually don’t care, didn’t click on the link to start with. You care. A lot.

      • Kristine says:

        OK. You got me. LOL. I did care enough to express my not caring about Charlie Sheen’s HIV status. But that is all. Now I’m just posting in response to trolls who are also expressing their two cents about my two cents and getting uppity about it. LOL. My goodness, ignore me already and move on. Go care about Charlie Sheen.

        • NotHardly says:

          Will do. Was just kinda entertained by you trying to be all Dorothy Parker-esque when it was really more on the level I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I….

  5. Karen says:

    Have and always will love Charlie Sheen. Sending positive vibes to stay feeling well.

  6. Martina says:

    @T we don’t but because he’s famous and because, you rightly have to tell sexual partners your status if you know it, this has left him open to being extorted. Feel for him or anyone else having to pay blackmailers because of their health status

  7. CandiNicole says:

    The real question is WHO ELSE HAS HE INFECTED?

    • Andy Swift says:

      According to him, no one.

      • tvjunkie says:

        And you believe everything Charlie says? For legal reason’s whether truth or lie I’d be shocked if he said otherwise in a public interview.

    • David4 says:

      Ummm… why is that a question? Did you have sex with him in the last four years? Than it’s none of your business.

      • tvjunkie says:

        You really don’t know how this works do you? If he infected someone else, that person could have infected multiple other people and so on and so on. Point is you don’t have to have ever been in the same state as someone with HIV to end up infected by them down the line.

        • David4 says:

          It really isn’t that easily spread. Not at all. Are you saying you fear having sex with one of his whores?

          You are more likely to get it from someone who didn’t have sex with Sheen. You do realize there are over a million others who are infected.

          • tvjunkie says:

            Why are you asking me? I didn’t post the original comment. And you seem to be confusing not easily spread with definitely can not be spread. If a woman on birth control has sex with a guy who uses a condom she can still get pregnant. Point is there’s no such thing as impossible in this situation and you don’t seem to get that.

    • Freddie says:

      That’s the real question as far as those people are concerned. I think it is an important thing to spread awareness of a disease that still has no cure and still affects way too many people, young and old.

      As to the people Charlie Sheen may or may not have infected, they are entitled to their privacy. He chose to come public for reasons of his own and good for him. The people he may have affected (if that has happened) are entitled to the same choice.

  8. Ashleigh says:

    Shocking, and yet not surprising at all.

  9. David4 says:

    Not a shock but it does explain a lot. Four pills seems like a lot. The friends I have that are positive only take 1.

    • nieto says:

      I was thinking that four pills sounded relatively light. I’m a type-2 diabetic, and to manage that I take seven pills over the course of a day!

      • David4 says:

        That’s because HIV has made amazing treatments in the last decade.

        A close friend found out a few years back and only has ever taken one pill. Someone I had sex with before was also only on one pill. The pills have three different drugs in them, so it’s like a 3 in 1. Maybe with his other issues he needs to spread them out.

        • thisismenow says:

          It also depends on the genetic makeup of the virus. I know people who are taking two pills, some that take 1, others who take several still. They test the HIV Genome in order to determine the course of action that will most likely get the virus to an undetectable state. But yeah, there are a number of pills replacing the cocktails of the past. Complera is one of them I think is the name.

          • David4 says:

            I just assumed (or hoped) all of the strains would require only one pill. You learn something new everyday, which is why him speaking out about it is such great news.

  10. Tim says:

    Disgusting that people were black mailing him, that’s horrible!

  11. herman1959 says:

    He is going public with it now because it was coming out anyway, and because it’s the only way to put an end to the blackmailing…no lies, no blackmail. Sadly, he just wasted 10 million dollars that he could have donated to HIV/AIDS research. I feel sad for his family.

  12. Tennisnsun says:

    I think his motivation to reveal was primarily a selfish one, to get the lawsuits off his back. I am grateful that he brought along his doctor to set his status straight because I wouldn’t have believed for one moment anything Charlie himself would say about his condition. Trying to gain sympathy for the loss of money available for his children because of the lawsuits was pure crap. His children have been suffering all along in a multitude of ways and will continue to do so because of his own self serving lifestyle choices. Not a doubt in my mind he will eventually implode.

    • cuius says:

      Bet he’s wishing it’s the end of the lawsuits. When a baseball fan can sue ESPN for $10million because they showed him sleeping at a match, this will run and run.

    • Kate says:

      To be clear he was doing this because was being blackmailed not because he was being sued. Because he was honest with potential partners they used that knowledge to extort money from him. Should he have paid? Probably not, but I can’t imagine having to reveal something so personal so publicly. He’s lived a heck of a life, but from now on any mention of him in the media will more than likely include a reference to him being HIV+.

      • tvjunkie says:

        We only have his word that he was honest with his partners and given his history his word isn’t worth much. One thing he would have no reason to lie about is some of the people he said were blackmailing him were not sexual partners. He could sue them for blackmail, but they would have no grounds to sue him.

      • Tennisnsun says:

        6 lawsuits and counting………….

  13. Allyson says:

    Perhaps this forum and Mr. Sheen going public can be used for good and continue to bring awareness to HIV.
    No one is ‘immune’ right? It can be one mistake, with an infected person and that’s it.

    • thisismenow says:

      It can be, but there are precautionary things you can do. There are also some people who are HIV resistant. There’s a test you can have done that to determine if you have the HIV resistant gene. It doesn’t mean you can’t get it, but your risk is lower. You can also go on PREP, practice safer sex or abstinence to further reduce your risk. I sound like an after school special in the comment section today.

  14. KC says:

    and…WHO CARES!

  15. The Truth says:

    How messed up you gotta be to be told dude has HIV and still have unprotected sex with him. Seems a little suicidal to me.

    • thisismenow says:

      If he’s undetectable his risk of transmitting the disease is minimal. If his partners were on Pre Exposure (PREP) which is usually a 21 day course of Truvada, there is also no risk. Mixed status couples exist out there in the real world. There is lots of information that isn’t out there about the situation, so don’t be too quick to judge.

      • tvjunkie says:

        There’s no way to reduce the risk of getting an STD through sex to zero percent other than no having sex. It may not be the same odds as playing Russian Roulette, but I’m betting the odds are greater than winning one of the big lotteries.

        • thisismenow says:

          I think you should spend more time learning the facts. There are countless studies that show there is a zero chance of spreading HIV when the patients continuously take their antiretrovirals. Here is one such quote on the topic:

          “If people are taking their pills reliably and they’re taking them for some period of time, the probability of transmission in this study is actually zero,” Myron Cohen, chief of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC.

          I’m not advocating that everyone rush out and have unprotected sex, even if they are on PREP which does further reduce your risk of getting HIV. But I think people should spend more time understanding things they don’t know and avoid scaretistics.

          • tvjunkie says:

            I don’t trust that. Studies have been known to have been found to be flawed or wrong years later or in some cases had their data purposely fudged. “I’m not advocating…” That state means you don’t fully trust it either. You can’t even put your money where your mouth is regarding that study so why should anyone else?

  16. thisismenow says:

    Charlie is incredibly brave to do this and he can use his celebrity status to help educate people. It always shocks me how many people are clueless about HIV and AIDS. (On a side note, I bow to your greatness about keeping people in check Andy Swift. You have my total respect, sir!)

  17. A Fan of TV says:

    I know several people living with HIV, and this news does absolutely nothing to help them erase the stigma of the disease. He claims he’s paid out ‘extortionists’ in the millions then throws in some drippy line about how the extortionists are stealing money from his children? Please, Charlie, fall on your sword a little harder there, but it seems to me that paying $10K for an escort and some heroin seven days a week is you taking from their future, and paying extra for the consequences. If the ‘extortionists’ didn’t have a case, if you hadn’t withheld your diagnosis from women with whom you had unprotected sex, then you wouldn’t have had to pay them out. It would have been far more noble to have admitted your diagnosis years ago, in an attempt to shut down their attempts to lie and get money from you. It would have been more noble because it would have said to those living with HIV that extorting someone over a stigma is stupid and wrong. Instead, the only reasonable conclusion is that these women had a case, and Charlie Sheen is a terrible, criminal human being who happens to be HIV positive and used it as a weapon to deal with the stigma himself.

  18. Lu hegan says:

    Whatever the reason, he is speaking out positively, doing what he has to do,just like any of us would do!

  19. Mr. Smith says:

    Having Charlie Sheen reveal he has HIV does nothing for others who have the disease. More publicity for Sheen himself. I join with others who state: I. Don’t. Care.

  20. Lyn says:

    In the latest desperate bid for publicity [see Bruce Jenner], something that he’s known for awhile is suddenly newsworthy? Pathetic.

    • Anna Stevens says:

      careful what you say I agree that you deserve and have right to your opinion but what if it happened to you? You would want someone to care right? Even stray dogs want to be fed….please have a heart to care he does have children too.

  21. Anna Stevens says:

    I believe that this is a good thing for people to know that Charlie Sheen hasn’t carelessly destroyed people but hes been a victim himself and his disease could have been contracted 5-10 years ago and its just now showing up within the last 4 years so you can imagine the other wives that hes had and had children with and now that they will be HIV positive in the future that’s gotta be scary for anybody….you can imagine the people that blackmailed him with telling the truth and soliciting money from him to keep their mouths shut let alone with the child support he pays and alimony to the other wives as well, what a ton of bricks to carry around!! He deserves credit for being brave enough for telling the truth and being honest and the other snakes should be ashamed of themselves !!!! God bless Charlie with his treatment and much success in the future for whatever it holds I hope that its good. God is the only one to judge others so I say to the others “Judge not lest ye be judged”.

    • tvjunkie says:

      “I believe that this is a good thing for people to know that Charlie Sheen hasn’t carelessly destroyed people” Seriously? We have only his word to go on and his word isn’t worth much given his history. I suppose you believe Bill Cosby as well?

  22. shar says:

    I have always like Charlie, even through his rants and raves. He was amazing on Two and a half Men. The show was awful once he was gone. I wish him the best, and hope he can get his live together.

  23. margaret says:

    poor Charlie, I thought he was smarter then that.
    long life to you

  24. Noka says:

    Iti is sad because he is infected and now has to deal with it. and poor his children.

    But he got infected not beause he wanted to get the disease, he got infected because of the lifestylle he was living, parties, unprotected sex,, drug abuse, sex with prostitutes, those are the consequences of living a life liek that.

    Noone else is to blame but him and only him. He choose to live that kind of lifestyle, knowing what the consequences could be as he is an adult and Im sure he was very aware about AIDS and other STD, still he did not care and continue to live a life of parties, drugs and unprotected sex. That is what you get, as harsh as it sounds, to live a life like that. What do people expect? Your life is based on decisions, he chose to live a life like that, so there you go.

    It is sad but well, he should have thought better before getting involved in a lifestyle like that with a very high chance of getting a disease, any kind of disease.

  25. Alice lenoir says:

    So sorry ..But I’m so glad his able to talk to the public about his condition and dealing with his problem openly. .Charlie you are brave for doing that..thumbs-up

  26. AngelWasHere says:

    Poor guy. He’s definitely not winning now. I doubt that he had unprotected sex with just two people. I’m sure there’s a list. >_>

  27. I knew there was something wrong way back but didn’t know what! But I’m glad he’s come to terms with it and has told his fans. And by the way..just for the record…Two and a Half Men has never been the same since he left. So the best to you Charlie Sheen and God Bless.

  28. tomus225 says:

    I love Charlie Sheen always have, always will. I’m glad he has decided to tell his fans (and haters) about his journey. He and others will now know they are not alone. #nohatersplease

  29. tomus225 says:

    I love Charlie Sheen always have, always will. I’m glad he has decided to tell his fans (and haters) about his journey. He and others will now know they are not alone. Young people need to know it HIV is still out there and to take precautions. #nohatersplease

  30. Ginger Snap says:

    Difficult to tell if he’s developed some self-awareness around those aspects of his lifestyle that put him at risk for HIV and if he’s matured a bit since 2011. He was certainly living a self-indulgently lifestyle – and I don’t mean sexyal choices . I’m hoping he’s got his drug habits under control.

    It’s a tragedy, really.

  31. Blurgh says:

    My thoughts and support go to him and his family.

  32. Blurgh says:

    The vitriol and self-righteousness that some people on this board are expressing towards Charlie is disgusting. It says a lot about the kind of people you are.

    He’s made a lot of mistakes. He’s been in a lot of emotional pain and has used poor ways to cope. He’s human!

    Who of you hasn’t messed up? Who of you hasn’t made a bad choice or embarrassed yourself? Who of you hasn’t wanted a modicum of compassion when you were faced with a life-threatening illness or when something truly tragic happened to you?

    Just because you’re hiding behind your computer and won’t have to say this stuff to his face or the faces of his parents, his siblings, his kids, or his friends, doesn’t make what you say okay.

  33. Mary says:

    This man had it all. He gave his coworkers the finger. Like koa addicts He has acted like a selfish child. With his money he can afford the best health care. Let’s see what he does for those less fortunate. Then I will consider feeling bad for him.

  34. Laura says:

    I am not surprised that he is HIV positive. Considering the way he was living his life. If you playe with fire you will get burned. He has been burned and their is consequences for your actions.

  35. Mary Smolinsky says:

    Amen Amanda…This is real celebrity news saying it can happen to anyone. More important than reading about the Kardashians!…No one deserves to get this horrible disease. It had to be hard for Charlie to go on national TV with this…We need to pray for him not bash him.

  36. Rose says:

    I agree with you Amanda!! everyone would say what the hell is wrong with this man on top of the world And throwing it all away for drugs and hookers now we know why. #proud #CharlieSheen #Honestyisthekeytohappiness

  37. Yes indeed..good comment!

  38. Eurydice says:

    “It can happen to anyone” is a message that would come from a celebrity who has lived an “anyone” kind of life. With a celebrity like Charlie Sheen, who’s lived a completely out of the ordinary life and who has exposed himself to so many dangers, the message is “don’t do what he did.”