Sources close to Charlie Sheen claim he’s saying that he “beat the disease” because currently the levels of HIV are so low in his blood that they are “undetectable.” Word is also coming out about why he’s set to go public with his diagnosis.
People close to Charlie told TMZ that he’s been HIV positive for “years”: one source said he was diagnosed two years ago while another source claimed he was diagnosed even longer ago than that. He’s reportedly been taking the drug cocktails that are used to treat HIV, however, and continued to have his blood tested regularly. Now he’s said to be at the point where the HIV is not even detectable.
Charlie admits he’s had many sexual partners over the years, including after he was diagnosed with HIV. His claim that the HIV is undetectable in his system could be a way to say he didn’t deceive/not inform partners. Note that publicist Howard Bragman talked about the issue of lawsuits. Sources told TMZ that several people he confided in about his diagnosis spread the word.
That led to several of Charlie’s former partners contacting him and threatening a lawsuit because they were unaware of his status when they had interaction with him. Our sources say Charlie settled several of the cases and, in return for money, got confidentiality agreements.
We’re told one of the settlements occurred late last month.
We also know when people go to Charlie’s house they are almost always required to sign confidentiality agreements which require anyone who might make a claim to do so in arbitration and not through the courts … which thereby keeps things private.
Nondisclosure agreements or not, this one was bound to get out. If he had sex with people without telling them about his diagnosis, however, then that’s terrible. I don’t blame his partners for being upset! It should be noted that it is considered a crime in the state of California to knowingly expose someone to a communicable disease, which includes HIV. Assuming all of this is true (Charlie is HIV positive, has knowingly had sex with others after finding out his status), then it could cause him some serious issues, it sounds like.
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