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'I Could Be Dead Right Now': Bree Olson Slams Ex Charlie Sheen for Allegedly Hiding HIV

Originally posted 11/18/2015 10:55AM

Bree Olson claims ex-boyfriend Charlie Sheen didn't reveal his HIV status to her because he "didn't care," which, she says, could have cost the former porn star her life.

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Bree Olson Says Ex-Boyfriend Charlie Sheen Never Told Her He Is HIV-Positive

Originally posted 11/17/2015 11:30AM

Bree Olson is refuting her ex-boyfriend Charlie Sheen's claim that he told all of his past sexual partners he is HIV-positive.

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Magic Johnson Offers Support to Charlie Sheen After HIV Revelation: 'I Hope He Joins Me in Educating the World'

Originally posted 11/17/2015 08:05PM

Magic Johnson is sending a message of support to Charlie Sheen following the actor's revelation that he is living with HIV.

"I wish @CharlieSheen and his family the best," Johnson wrote on Twitter Tuesday, hours after Sheen made his announcement during an interview on the Today show. "With the advancement in treatments and medicine he can fight this disease and live a long life."

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Charlie Sheen Rep Fires Back At 'Goddess' Bree Olson's Claims Sheen Didn't Divulge HIV Diagnosis

Originally posted 11/17/2015 05:40PM

When Bree Olson went on The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday, she lambasted Charlie Sheen for not revealing his HIV-positive diagnosis during her stint as one of his live-in Goddess girlfriends in the Spring of 2011.

But according to the actor's manager Mark Burg, there was a good reason for that: Sheen, 50, was not infected at the time.

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After Charlie Sheen's HIV Status, What You Need to Know About the Disease

Originally posted 11/17/2015 05:15PM

In the wake of Charlie Sheen's revelation on Today that he is HIV-positive, medical experts affirm that life for those diagnosed has changed significantly, and for the better, in the decades since news of the disease first emerged.

On Tuesday morning, Sheen told Matt Lauer that he currently has an undetectable amount of the virus in his blood and that none of his sexual partners have contracted the disease from him. PEOPLE sought out two experts to help clarify a few key facts about the disease, the first of which is that the prognosis for people like Sheen who are living with and receiving treatment for HIV is more positive now than it's ever been.

"It's not like 10 or 15 years ago when [those who were infected] were taking mouthfuls of pills that made them feel more horrible than the disease," says Karen Dykes, an infectious disease nurse practitioner and educator with 10 years experience working with HIV/AIDS patients. "Most people on HIV treatment are taking one to two pills a day. There are multiple medications in those pills but that's the reality of it. They're living 30, 40 years, there's literally no timetable with how long you're going to live with an HIV diagnosis now as long as you're in care."

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Greg Louganis on Charlie Sheen's HIV Revelation: Opening Up the Dialogue 'Is a Positive Thing'

Originally posted 11/17/2015 03:45PM

When Olympic diver Greg Louganis was diagnosed with HIV at 28, he didn't think he'd live to see 30.

Now at 55, the gold medalist, activist and husband is living a healthy, active lifestyle he never thought was possible.

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Charlie Sheen on His Finances After 'Shakedowns', His Future in Hollywood and Finding a Cure for HIV: 'I'm a Survivor'

Originally posted 11/17/2015 10:55AM

Charlie Sheen revealed he is living with HIV on Tuesday after four years of what he called "shakedowns" by people seeking to exploit his secret.

Following pay-outs of an estimated $10 million, what is his financial status now?

"It's not great," Sheen, 50, told Today's Matt Lauer. "It'll be great again. I'm a survivor. I've been up, I've been down, I've been rich, I've been poor. It's another chapter in my life."

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Charlie Sheen Claims It's 'Impossible' for Him to Transmit HIV, but His Doctor Says They Can't Say There's 'Zero' Chance

Originally posted 11/17/2015 10:10AM

Charlie Sheen claimed in his Today interview that it's "impossible" for him to transmit the HIV virus to a sexual partner, and that none of the people he has had sexual contact with have gotten the disease.

Sheen, who says he currently has an undetectable amount of the virus in his blood, later clarified to Matt Lauer that he believed he can't pass on HIV through "protected sex."

However, Sheen's own personal physician, Doctor Robert Huizenga, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at UCLA, clarified moments later that HIV transmission is, indeed possible, if unlikely.

"Individuals who are optimally treated, who have undetectable viral loads, who responsibly use protection – it's incredibly low," Huizenga said. "It's incredibly rare to transmit the virus. We can't say that that's zero, but it's a very, very low number."

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How Charlie Sheen Told His Oldest Daughter He Has HIV: 'She's Tough Like Her Dad'

Originally posted 11/17/2015 09:45AM

Charlie Sheen told the world that he is HIV-positive Tuesday – and just days earlier, he shared his secret with his eldest child.

In an interview with Today's Matt Lauer, Sheen confirmed his ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller have known about his condition, which he was diagnosed with about four years ago. Though his children with the actresses – Sam, 11, Lola, 10, and twins Bob and Max, 6 – are too young to understand what their dad is going through, the actor recalled explaining the sad news to his daughter Cassandra Estevez, 30.

"I told my oldest daughter Cassandra the other night, and I felt bad, it hit her hard," said Sheen, 50, on Today. "But she recovered, and she’s tough like her dad."

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Charlie Sheen's Ex-Wife Brooke Mueller and Sons Are Not HIV-Positive

Originally posted 11/17/2015 09:00AM

Brooke Mueller is opening up after ex-husband Charlie Sheen announced he is HIV-positive on the Today show Tuesday.

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