HIV in Hollywood

Charlie Sheen

Troubled TV star Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV positive Novmber 17, 2015, during a live interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show. Sheen shared that he has known for the last four years that he is HIV positive, and that at first thought he had a brain tumor. Known for his hard-partying and sexual promiscuity (he has been very open about both his drug use and prostitute proclivities), Sheen shared that he "was doing a lot of drugs…drinking way too much...making a lot of bad decisions." Sheen was joined by his doctor during one portion of the interview, who explained that Sheen is on the "triple cocktail" of HIV medications, and that this treatment had suppressed the virus from being detectable in his blood.

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