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Why would Sheen have needed to tell his partners he had HIV? The law says that Sheen and all people with HIV must disclose their health status to partners or risk jail time — that’s regardless of viral load, treatment or even transmission of the virus.
It’s a hold-over from the bad-old-days of HIV stigma, when doctors wouldn’t treat HIV-positive gay men.
He also told Lauer that he had informed his sexual partners of his diagnosis prior to engaging in sexual relations.
That has raised questions among the public, and has been contested by at least one former sexual partner.
Actor Charlie Sheen revealed that he has been HIV-positive for the past four years in an appearance Tuesday on the “Today Show.” He told Matt Lauer that he had paid millions to sexual partners in order to keep his disease secret, and had been the target of “shakedowns” for more money.
Sheen said that he had unprotected sex with some sexual partners after his diagnosis, but had done so safely to ensure that none would contract HIV.
There have been cases of HIV-negative partners who go to the ER for PEP, don’t file charges, and their partner is still prosecuted under HIV criminalization laws. Just as Sheen described the “shakedown” from women he’d slept with to whom he disclosed his status, people with HIV often find that their status is used against them in abusive relationships. People with HIV, in general, and women with HIV in particular, have histories of violence before they are diagnosed.So when Sheen says that it’s virtually impossible for him to pass on the virus, he’s right. In other words, if Sheen’s viral load is undetectable, you could draw Sheen’s blood and the blood of one of the HIV-negative women Sheen dated, and their blood would look the same.He’s not cured of HIV, but you can’t find it in his blood.The media latched on to his “hookup” app username, Tiger Mandingo.What some pointed out was that Missouri has failed to expand Medicaid, and that HIV is still and primarily a disease of poverty and a disease of disenfranchisement.