Charlie Sheen’s HIV Confession
Would you know what to do if you were diagnosed with HIV or had a hunch that maybe you'd contracted the virus? We found some answers for you.
This morning on the "Today" show Charlie Sheen admitted that he's known for the past couple of years that he has HIV. He said that he finally decided to go public with his information so that he could put an end to the threats of extortion from people wanting share his news with the tabloids. This is making headlines because it's been awhile since a celebrity has come forward with an HIV diagnosis. In fact the last time was when Magic Johnson made the shocking confession back in 1992.
Thank you to Dr. Jeff Jacobs from Transformations Idaho for talking with us this morning about what you should know about HIV. One of the most important things that Dr. Jacobs stressed is that if you have any doubts at all or you've been involved in some risky behaviors it's best if you get tested. The sooner you know if you have HIV the better your chances are of managing the disease and of course not unknowingly spreading it.
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ICYMI here is our conversation with Dr. Jacobs: