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Charlie Sheen Matt Lauer Today Show

HIV positive

17 Nov, 2015

Sheen tells Lauer on Today, that he is HIV positive, but he does not have AIDS:

I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV Positive…It started with what I thought was a series of crushing headaches. I thought I had a brain tumor. I thought it was over. It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life…[I had to speak out] to put a stop to this barrage of attacks of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that threaten the health of so many others…I have a responsibility now to better myself and help a lot of other people.

Sheen also says he has been the victim of years of blackmail, giving millions of dollars in extortion money to prostitutes with whom he had relations in hopes that they would keep his HIV status a secret.

My trust turned to their treason.

He admits having unprotected sex with two individuals, whom he says were warned beforehand and “under the care” of his doctor.He also says he’s no longer doing drugs, but still drinks “a little bit.”

Charlie Sheen: ‘I’m HIV Positive,’ Paid Many Who Threatened To Expose Me | TODAY