For Sheen, HIV Is Far From A Death Sentence
Many people think of alcoholism, drug abuse, erratic behavior, and arrests when the think of Charlie Sheen. However, when Sheen was presented with the news that he was carrying a virus that could potentially threaten his life, he got his act together. In the interview, he detailed his new health and exercise regimen to Dr. Oz. This includes, among other things, a consistent schedule of yoga and jogging.
But that’s not all that Sheen’s doing with his HIV diagnosis — after the jump, find out how Sheen is putting his influence to work to help battle HIV internationally.
The Drugs Ain’t Cheap
“I have to take three pills each day. The total cost is about $4,000 a month,” Sheen explained in an interview with Radaronline.com. “I know that’s prohibitive to a lot of people’s economic scenarios.” Sheen is right — while there are medications on the market that can make HIV a very manageable disease to live with, many people can’t afford access to these medical privileges.
But Lot’s Of People Are Working Together For A Cure
In Sheen’s November interview with Matt Lauer in which he first publicly disclosed his HIV status, he said “I have a responsibility now to better myself and to help a lot of other people, and hopefully with what we’re doing today, others may come forward and say, ‘Thanks, Charlie. Thanks for kicking the door open.’”