Newswire: Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV positive in Today interview

When NBC announced that Charlie Sheen would give a revealing interview Tuesday morning on Today, speculation ran rampant on the actor disclosing his rumored HIV-positive status. Sheen spoke with Today co-host Matt Lauer in a three-part interview, and he began by confirming that he is HIV positive.

“I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive. And, I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks, of sub-truths, and very harmful stories that are about threatening the health of so many others, which couldn’t be farther from the truth.”

The actor was diagnosed in 2011, when he presented with symptoms of night sweats and headaches. He assumed he had a brain tumor, which made his HIV status “a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.” Sheen said that although he would prefer to keep the …

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