11:22 AM EDT 11/25/2015
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.
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.
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
"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."
Originally posted 11/17/2015 05:40PM
But according to the actor's manager Mark Burg, there was a good reason for that: Sheen, 50, was not infected at the time.
Originally posted 11/17/2015 05:15PM
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."
Originally posted 11/17/2015 03:45PM
Now at 55, the gold medalist, activist and husband is living a healthy, active lifestyle he never thought was possible.
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
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."
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
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."
Originally posted 11/17/2015 09:45AM
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."
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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