When Charlie Sheen came out HIV-positive in the fall of 2015, he encouraged thousands of people to get tested. In fact, STDcheck.com, an online STD testing site, reported record-breaking HIV test sales the day Sheen first announced he was living with HIV on NBC’s Today show.
In a recent interview on Australia’s The Kyle & Jackie ‘O’ Show, Sheen claims to know other people in Hollywood who are also living with HIV in secret, but insists on keeping their identities secret.
“Do you think there are more people in Hollywood that have HIV that wouldn't dare come out and say it like you did?” Jackie ‘O’ Henderson asked him, to which he responded, “I know who they are, but I will take that to my grave.”
Sheen also went into detail about his results under the experimental drug PRO-140, an injectable weekly drug made by Cytodyn, which can be self-administered. At one point, he called it a “game changer" and is currently taking part of the FDA-study.
“There are no side effects,” he said to Hollywood Reporter last October. “None. It is one shot every week, instead of a handful of toxic pills every day. It is the closet thing to a cure that we could possibly have right now. You can live a completely normal life. You can self-administer. The other shit, it kept me alive, sure, but it had hideous side effects — migraines, stomach problems, liver damage. But this stuff is the future of treatment for this condition, and I am excited as hell to be a part of it. I don't mind talking about that at all because it is going to give a lot of people hope and something to look forward to and really wrap their arms around it."
In the interview with Kyle & Jackie, he elaborated on PRO-140, saying, “Here's the absolute freaking irony - with the miracle drug that I'm on, this PRO-140, I am actually safer than most cats out there that profess to be on the tallest tree.”