Charlie Sheen

Promiscuous actor Charlie Sheen confirmed reports that he is HIV positive on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday.

"I am in fact HIV positive," the 50-year-old womanizer told "Today" host Matt Lauer.

Sheen said he's known about his diagnosis for four years, and that he originally thought he had a brain tumor because he suffered from migraine headaches.

He said he also experienced drenching night sweats for 3 nights in a row.

“It is a hard three letters to absorb,” he said.

Sheen told Lauer that he didn't know how he contracted the disease. But there are reports that Sheen had casual sex with male and female escorts, including M2F transvestites.

Sheen told Lauer it was "impossible" for him to transmitted the HIV virus to any of his sex partners.

Sheen said he confided in those he trusted and told them about his HIV status. He said that's when the "shakedowns" began.

He said he paid "upwards of $10 million" to others to buy their silence.

When asked if he would continue paying, he replied "Not after today."

Sheen's personal physician, Robert Huizenga, told Lauer he has known Sheen for five or six years. He confirmed that Sheen's HIV viral load is "undetectable."

But that only means the viral count in a small sample of his blood is too low for standard tests to detect. It does not mean the virus that causes AIDS is not present.

When the HIV virus enters the body it uses the body's immune system (white blood cells) to make copies of itself. Eventually the white blood cells are overwhelmed and killed, leaving the virus to continue its rampage in the body.

The advance of the disease is halted by antiretroviral drugs which stop the virus from replicating itself, thus reducing the viral load because the life cycle of the virus is very short.

That doesn't mean the patient is cured of HIV.

Junkies are notorious for being noncompliant with their medications. They often go on drug and alcohol-fueled binges and either forget or refuse to take their antiretroviral medicine.

Just being off the drugs for a few days can cause the HIV virus to rally and overwhelm the body's immune system again.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Thanks for this Sandra ... let me read now

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sheen told Lauer it was “impossible” for him to transmitted the HIV virus to any of his sex partners.

    __________

    Chile .... okay (sigh) ... still reading

  • Too Many Colors

    When asked if he would continue paying, he replied “Not after today.”
    ^^^^^
    This shat tickled me. Charlie was like not TAH'DAY. They can GTFOH!

    ?

  • Mel

    This the only reason he came clean about his stat I bet if he wasn't getting extorted he would of continued his promiscuous ways like it was all good .... I commented my disgust on another site and a trolling fool respond telling me I was bitter and jealous ?

  • Patticakezzz

    Good morning everyone. i'm not surprised. fast lifestyles usually catch up with you just as fast as you live them. just think of all the people that he has had unprotected sex with BEFORE he got the test results. WOW! i know there are a lot of nervous escorts in los angeles right about now.

  • Mel

    Morning Hun

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey there <3

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ..... ya hear that Lindsey.....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well unfortunately these escorts are aware of the risk ... it doesn't soften the blow though ... sad

  • Just Keya

    And he should not. Pay them for what?! F them. My answer would of been, while looking directly into the camera: ABSOULTELY NOT! Such and such can't be paid anymore.

  • Canary Red™

    They said it is still a risk even when the HIV levels are low. Y is he lying. This is the weirdest ish I've heard my entire life.

  • Just Keya

    She is too busy with her new disease she picked up while on vacation. Chickamoomoo I think Dubb said it was called. A fancy word for HIV

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Or anybody who wants to blackmail me now can kiss my azz. I already told it on myself. GTFOH.

  • Yetunde

    I think it's sad that people used this information to extort him. He may well be an idiot, but this is not a disease I would wish on my worst enemy.

  • Just Keya

    Exactly.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I didn't see the video but I read that his doctor corrected him by saying that there was still a chance.

  • Canary Red™

    He should be charged and the people that extorted him. This is BS at its best.

  • Just Keya

    If he alerted people he was sleeping with of his status, then they can't charge him. The people who extorted him...I think Charlie would have to press charges. He should though.

  • Canary Red™

    I'm sorry but I don't believe him when he said he told them. Not for one second!!!!!!

  • Just Keya

    I think it was smart to have the doctor with him.

  • iWasteTime

    what should he be charged with?

  • Just Keya

    How can they prove he did not?

  • Angela

    Welp. That's what years of hard drugs, hard partying and hard sex will get you. I still feel bad for anyone who gets this dreadful disease.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Turn around Keya. Back away from the flame.

  • Canary Red™

    Infecting people. Ain't no way he told people only people he told was his confidants that extorted him!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Soooo becuz its BARE-LY detectable in HIS system...doesnt mean it wont hit someone elses system and cripple and kill them in no time.these ppl keep throwin the word UNDETECTABLE around as if they and he are attempting to distsnce CHARLIE from a way of life he felt entitled to so he indulged in!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    truth be told that just may be her pay back for doing Cholly like that .... that azz may have picked it from somewhere else chile ... folks better watch how you treat folks when yo shyt ain't clean

  • iWasteTime

    Sandra you need to do a medical minute.
    Cause lordt these comments !!!

  • Canary Red™

    Preach! MORNING to ya!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Sandra can we get a new post not on Charlie or HIV? Hell at this point I'll take a Kardashian post (never thought I'd say that).

  • Canary Red™

    How can they prove he did?

  • ReadingUfromTX

    I bet folks in Cali are playing the "six degrees of Charlie" game right now

  • Just Keya

    I'm going. I'm going

  • iWasteTime

    I want a post on how Lamar don't know who anyone is but was able to stop his divorce !

  • Wildcat34

    Watch this slut get a courage award...Hollywood has always been too kind to this loser.

  • SpillyNillie

    *pushes Bull towards the kona* No she won't Sandra! Don't you hit us with a Katrashian post! Anything but that!

  • SummerBaby

    I said that downstairs

  • Canary Red™

    Fan the flame baby fan it!

  • SpillyNillie

    Ain't that some crazy ish!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Cuz for every two he tole...its a few he deemed unworthy to know his secret.and i can promise their doctors won't come on tv,put their licenses on the line and tell the world that THEIR stran of AIDS is UNDETECTABLE?

  • iWasteTime

    yasss!!!
    I don't get it!!!

  • Just Keya

    Yup. Thinking you are so above someone. Life will humble that ass quick.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yep that's what I want to know? The Kardashian camp has feed the public lies from day one,

  • imright

    kir!!! cus if he was tellin ppl their would b no extortion!! & hes only tellin the world now cus hes tired of paying!!!

  • Canary Red™

    They saying he has problems remembering people. The West's went visit him in hopes they can trigger his memory. And it did not. Sad story.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ain't shyt 100% ..... not even birth control taken correctly he can FOH with that!!!! And to even say that with the train of partners he's had .... it's insulting to even suggest that ..... I know damn well Cholly ain't told all them partners he had da aids .... keep in mind now he only saying he had it 4 years .... He doesn't peg me as that kind of honest guy .... he seems to only admit to shyt when it hits the fan ..... Honest people be honest with ya straight up .....

  • Canary Red™

    Come on now - u get it!!!! Speak!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I can't fawk them demons !!!!

  • LibraGirlonly

    I want to know what low down dirty dog extorted the money from him.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Right !!!!! Bingo !!!!

  • SpillyNillie

    And apparently Harden has supported Khloe since the beginning. But yet it was announced that she was placing the relationship on hold. Was going to rekindle her marriage with Lamar, but was seen 2 days later at a Rockets game. When I tell you I'm sick of them! From Caitlyn to Kylie! I can't take no mo!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Immediately!!!

  • Just Keya

    She was on Ellen, talking about how she has a husband and a boyfriend. smdh

  • LabellaMior

    I mean honestly everybody in 'hollyweird' needs to get tested.. Seems like they all share the same folks anyways. An actor breaks up with another actor just to start dating another actor.

  • iWasteTime

    His business manager and Lindsay Lohan are 2 that we know of . . .

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    IF anyone accepted money from him, they can't say they were deceived NOW.

    Don't cry deception now when you could have came out, possibly saving others, and sued him IF that's what you wanted to do.

    IMB ??

  • Just Keya

    This

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I don told ya'll anything about them being reported like they the victims of some sort has been payed off .... them folks run da media ..... hell they even got their own damn tv channel like da Oprah ...

  • iWasteTime

    ugh!
    them heaux are the worst !

  • LibraGirlonly

    Wow

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Breaking News

    I just found new smileys! ????????

  • LabellaMior

    I was just about to type this.. Ellen looked like she wanted to call her a thot.. Lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile who dis remind you of chile !!!

  • iWasteTime

    get out of here with your damn common sense.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    ????Hay sweetie!!!!

  • SpillyNillie

    See what the fugg I'm saying...hell Lamar might be faking his memory loss to rid himself of the Kartrashians. We haven't heard about her bad built arse sitting vigilant by his bedside anymore now have we?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I see squares rofl

  • LabellaMior

    This!!!!

  • LeBrick James

    “I am in fact HIV positive,” the 50-year-old womanizer told... Matt Lauer."

    He wasnt just a "womanizer".
    He [allegedly] slept with transsexuals, so that makes him a "manizer" too.

  • Just Keya

    Right! He face was looking like bish excuse me. smdh. I could not believe she was all proud saying that.

  • LeBrick James

    A few porn stars and escorts, apparently.

  • LibraGirlonly

    One thing is for sure its up to the individual to protect themselves, you can't rely on others to put your life first.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Honey
    It's an upside down smiley, money tongue smiley, rolling eyes. I'll send to you. Too cute

  • LeBrick James

    I guess pretty soon he'll be getting a call from the President, congratulating him for being "courageous".

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lawd I need the emote they have for the walking dead .... don't know how to get it though .....

  • SG

    Yeah for real....how can he know that? And he says he has only had sex with two people since being diagnosed four years ago....but how long was he walking around asymptomatic before it was discovered that he had contracted the virus?

    Sad. Especially for his children.

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    I just told someone this. Watch them describe him as a courageous man.

  • LabellaMior

    Of course after being dragged for filth she apologized.. FOH talking bout she was nervous!

  • Canary Red™

    Yea that's a fact...that applies to every aspect in LIFE!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I think he only came out bcuz he was being blackmailed and got tired of it or just couldn’t pay anymore but also he was afraid to be outted by others so he decided to own it and come out with it. I will admit, he is very brave to tell the world about his sickness and I wish him nothing but the best in living with his truth. But U know what, I hate that they keep pushing the issue that HIV is undetectable bcuz it makes people think bcuz its not in the blood stream that its less possible to pass it or that it’s not there, well that’s a lie! Once they have the virus, it’s there to stay.

    Now if the person is taking their meds and is trying to live a healthy lifestyle, well yes the virus is controllable and they can live a long time with it however it still lives in the body and still can be spread as well. All I know is I’m pretty sure he is not the only celeb who is living with it or is the only one who paid hush money to keep it quiet, oh well time will tell until then wrap it up people!

  • Just Keya

    Lies. She said exactly what it was.

  • SG

    Seriously. That is so low.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :jello pudding pop dance:
    OH :kona:

  • LeBrick James

    Maxim Magazine is preparing to give him their Man of The Year Award.

    /sarc./

  • AnonymousRose

    low down dirty people, ughh

  • LeBrick James

    Low, yes... but understandable if it's someone who was mad at him for exposing them to the virus without telling them.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Why you gotta talk about the Roses like that yo?!?! ?

  • Just Keya

    ALL of this. Of course he is out with it, because he is tired of paying. Shoot, 10 million? I would be tired of paying as well. BUT, whatever his motives were, he did not have to tell the world his status. And he is brave to a point to do this. AND if people are so damn accepting of Bruce cross dressing ass getting awards for NOTHING, why can't Charlie be called brave? Shoot, anyone with HIV/AIDS and is struggling, to me is brave. That's a hard thing to hear.

  • Just Keya

    I don't believe that is the case...at least with the majority.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    There's going to be more to come out. What we heard was his side of the story. I just don't see him informing all of his sexual partners because he spent most of his waking moments in a drunken stupor. I'm sure folks are going to come out the woodworks and say, he didn't tell me or he told me after the fact.

    By the time its all over with, I can see a class action lawsuit filed against him.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    New post

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ???

  • Just Keya

    Charlie is better than me. I would of been sending the payments in flucking nickels and dimes.

  • LeBrick James
  • YES I SAID IT…

    Yeap I agree, he is brave bcuz thats something personal and to share your illness with the world is hard to do plus its a good thing bcuz it can help educate those who don't think they can get it to remind them that if it happened to Charlie Sheen well it can happen to U. Bruce is not brave from coming out, a lot of other people are brave bcuz of their courage, hell a lot of men play dress up or battling with who they are and no they don't deserve a medal but they ain't getting all this tv coverage that Bruce has, hell its a part of life but Bruce gets a damn award! Anyway forget about Bruce confused crazy axx, lol all I know is I hope Charlie gets the help and support that he needs to stay clean and to try to live a healthy life.

  • AnonymousRose

    lol, Merning DTTS... me love my roses :)

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Thank you. I got some chocolate in the corner with me.

  • SummerBaby

    New post

  • Wildcat34

    I can recall the time where he had one of his meltdowns...calling everyone f*ggots...n*ggers..every single thought under the sun, but of course Hollywood has selective memory and gave him a standing ovation at Golden Globe awards. This was around the time Isaiah Washington was getting dragged through the mud!

  • LordeAmbler

    Way to go Charlie. Stop those broke ass people from extorting him. Man losing his life and they taking his money.

  • Wildcat34

    Yes, to a point it is courageous to disclose your health information, especially dealing with such a virus like HIV. But the circumstances are so sketchy as to why he just decided to do it, which I believe rub people the wrong way.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well Lamar did have 12 strokes so that's to be expected.

  • MookieFly

    Good for him owning up and steeping forward. I'm sure it wasn't easy, especially with him battling demons of addiction. At least now he can keep his money, or I assume he can if there isn't more secrets hiding around the corner

  • LeBrick James

    To me, it's not courageous. Its just the lesser of 2 evils. He was paying out millions in hush-money and lawsuit settlements, so he figured its just easy to control the story and put it out there on his terms so nobody can blackmail him any more.

    But considering that he reportedly was dishonest for years with women he was having sex with, I don't give him any credit for being "courageous" after being dishonest all these years.

  • Renee26

    They just said that to avoid lawsuits...sick sick sick

  • Renee26

    Even more sad for his sex partners...the kids are safe IJS

  • LittleAJ

    So Charlie out here saying he got the "unclockable" strain of HIV?
    ????

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'll see myself out *heads to to corner*

  • Renee26

    I agree...he's tired of paying up so he rolled the dice

  • nucynu25

    Exactly, Charlie wasn't telling nobody shit.

  • Go Head With That

    Equal-izer?

  • Arrissasso

    Oh man Rih was right and must have knew about his DL status when she called him an "old queen." How very telling, the HIV part I believed about him but I didn't know he was into trans. Charlie sheen is def a kinky old freak, I don't think you can put a gay label so much on them types of freaks, to them it's just pure hedonism and all about pleasure no matter what form it comes in.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I'd rather that than to sit in this here post.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    As we've said from the very beginning, somebody lying.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Have you seen the shyt in this HERE post though?

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Labella. And i bet Charlie is not the only celebrity being blackmailed either.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    If she was black, can you imagine the shyt they would be saying about her?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Way too many comments chile .... way too many

  • Arrissasso

    It was that porn chick he had living with him, after she left CS I guess her and her husband kept extorting him for money, blew through all of it like dumb mfs that think they have that $ real long. I think I read somewhere they live in the lap of luxury bought a house in Calabassas (of course, where else would she bought a house at,they must have a high population of porno actors, escorts, and sex workers in that town, I bet the ppl of Calabassas thank you Kim K) all on CS dime for years. Well now that porno snitch has 2 options disappear into obscurity, or capitalize on it. The former for sure. These people have no souls.

  • Just Keya

    YUM!

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Patti. Don't forget about all the other people that the escorts have been with after Charlie......Ugh!

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    The media are failing to disclose that he is a bi-sexual man who lived a very high risk lifestyle. Instead of making him an example (like they do to every black person) for those who think its OK to practice this lifestyle. They will make him a spokesperson for HIV and make him courageous. They will also fail to mention how Sheen would beat the ish out of all his women. But that's not important... he's America's hero like Cait.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    He isn't.

  • Mahogany

    The way people sleep around in Hollywood, I'm surprise it doesn't happen more frequently

  • Wildcat34

    Exactly, which is why I mentioned the manner in which the information was relayed. Charlie pulled a punk move. He was content with silencing them with money as long as he could continue to knowingly put others at risk. Charlie Sheen is a known slut! I have no sympathy.

  • Canary Red™

    Right, but like someone said at up top The Kardickursons were lying about his whole progression (paraphrase).

  • GuestSTAR

    Charlie's not alone, there are other celebs who are walking around HIV Positive as well. One of the ways they are able to hide it, is by not having the HIV prescriptions put in their names, but an alias. They also seek treatment for the illness outside the US. Charlie is/was just reckless with it by being so strung out on drugs, he allowed himself to become an easy mark for extortion

  • Wildcat34

    Thank you!! That vital information is always left out!

  • nekkkyj

    What about these actresses he had to kiss in movies and on TV shows

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Arrissa. Rihanna can't talk about nobody. I give her ass another 10yrs this gonna be her too.

  • lil goodie

    Exactly..if that was not the case..he would not have been paying all that money to keep people quite...nite he acting like it's okay..Boiiii bye..

  • lil goodie

    Okay..go educate yourself then come back...(seriously)..no shade

  • Branch Davidian

    Charlie got the Magic in his Johnson

  • lil goodie

    Waiting for the Katrashian family to spark a dumb azz post to get the attention back in 5..4..3..2..

  • Sweet Lady

    Ok but why is nobody talking about Tyga & Kylie Jenner. Tyga & Charlie had sex with the same transsexual.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Cause them folks (Kardashians) run the media .....they want portray him for the ain't shyt that he is until .... those Kardashians (demons) have no use for him anymore ..... and by the way .... it will happen

  • Kbellaluvvs

    I don't believe he was being blackmailed.....I think he paid the folks he passed it on to.

  • Kbellaluvvs

    Yea never mind the fact hes a violent addict...Didn't he try to slice one of the baby mamas and then tried to evict the wife who was raising all his kids cause the his new porn star didn't want to live close to her... And if he told all his partners why was he paying people who blackmailed him if folks already knew?

  • Brownie

    I have to go back to watch the interview. After he said he was still sexually active with people that are under his doctors care, I pretty much forgot what he said before that. TBH ?I didn't "brain" what he said after that. So these (wo)men are having sex with him knowing his condition? What is his doctor supposed to do? Let me find out that he has some kind HIV blocker vitamins.

  • lyn Alexandra

    Fact!

  • That’s Interesting

    You know what...

  • Renee Bee

    Ha! I see what you did there.

  • Sincerity7

    I hope they enjoyed that money while it lasted cuz he said he's not paying it anymore.

  • Monday

    There is an episode where Kylie talks to Kim in a restaurant, about Kendall abandoning her during the MTV awards; Kylie asked Kim for advice while wearing shades and covering her thin lip from time to time... PAY ATTENTION: Her lips had bumps n dark spots. I'm not an expert on STD but it did not look normal to me. Maybe that's why she makes her lips go bigger and wear the dark lip gloss??

  • GuestSTAR

    I was thinking the same thing. The gravy train is ova. Bet this is a load off his shoulders in many ways.

  • Laveaux .

    Im trying to figure out why he tried to cover it up. His career has been long over with and he isn't the only celebrity that has HIV. I am pretty sure a lot of these rappers are out here getting there Eazy E on. Charlie lived his life like a rock star and that life will eventually catch up to you and you will eventually catch something. If he was smart he could have made himself the new face of HIV and made money off of it...there are a lot of folks out here with the package that would love to see somebody champion their illness other than Magic 'I Cant Read' Johnson. I think that's why he is coming forth now, he is about to milk the hell out of this thing.

  • tynamight

    Who he paid $10mil to?

  • Vegas1989

    Charlie has been paying peeps for a long time already

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    EXACTLY. People are so naive.

  • Mercury

    Only death and taxes are 100%

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Kbella. Probably both.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You betta say that ??????

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Gm,chyle dont mind them.this disease is such a GAME CHANGER,he has it HIMSELF and hes really trying to down play the fact,CHARLIE SHEEN was a so called HETROSEXUAL MALE!he round here sleeping with same sex.he basically did what YUSUFF(whoever) the boxer did.but being WHITE AND RICH is shielding charlie.this man has AIDS.DOCTORS speaking for him and hoes STILL lining up to MARRY AND POSSIBLY MAKE MORE BABIES WITH HIM.lets ask YUSUFF(whoever)hows the landscape of HIS life ONLY after making it KNOWN he like sleeping with the same sex.RACISM is REAL...and BLACK ppl will be the first to tell each other the craziest of shyt when one clearly sees WE are the hardest hit in most situations.just sad

  • Arrissasso

    You're ? miss boo thang, I mean she runs through hollyweirdos like she change panties, that's when she's wearing them. So imagine the unmentionable dirty obscured bad boys that aren't famous prob double the amount.

  • eljjai

    yep, you've got to take your pills like clockwork. CLOCKWORK.