With everything going on in the world right now, it's hard to keep track of what's going on, but one thing we've all heard is that actor Charlie Sheen said he's HIV positive.  Many said it was not surprising to hear, given the lifestyle he leads, and others said it was "inevitable," but that doesn't change the fact that he has lived with the virus for the past four years.  already acknowledged that it had dramatically changed his life.

  People are trying to get interviews with him to ask him the questions they want to know the most, but in a bold move on Tuesday, he participated in the TODAY show with his doctor to explain exactly what kind of HIV he has.  and how it works.  to change his life.

  Here at BarbyEscorts we take a look at how Charlie Sheen fights HIV stigma and helps bring the subject to the spotlight to show that it is no longer the death sentence it once was.

  HIV and AIDS are not the same thing

  For far too long, people have used HIV and AIDS interchangeably, as if they were the same thing.  After all, HIV leads to AIDS, so they are one and the same, right?  Well, Sheen's diagnosis and subsequent interviews showed that they were, in fact, different.

  Charlie's doctor, Dr. Robert Huizenga, explained what Charlie has.  "Charlie contracted the HIV virus.  He was immediately treated with powerful antiviral drugs that suppressed the virus. "  When asked by the interviewer, he confirms that Sheen has an almost undetectable level of HIV in her blood.

  The interviewer then states that some media outlets have speculated that Charlie has AIDS.  For the most part, I think they'll say AIDS because they have no idea what the difference is between the two, but Sheen's doctor says "Charlie doesn't have AIDS" and goes on to explain more about AIDS.

  "AIDS is a condition in which the HIV virus significantly suppresses the immune system and you are susceptible to rare and difficult cancers."  Basically, AIDS has no cure and can weaken you so much that you are very likely to get the flu and get pneumonia, and since your immune system is low, it can kill you.

 HIV is a killer ...

  When HIV was first discovered and advertisements were in the newspapers and on your TV screen, HIV was called a killer and an epidemic.  It was deadly and people panicked.

 However, he came back when I didn't know so much about it.  Since then, scientists and doctors have studied the virus, learned how it behaves and what it can do to you, and also found that you can treat it with the right medicines and medical care.

  As I said earlier, his doctor explained that Charlie was immediately treated to help him.  In the interview, Charlie said that he takes four pills every day and, as for his doctor, his HIV diagnosis is not the worrying factor.  For them, he is perfectly healthy if you were to look at HIV.

  The doctor says that HIV will not shorten Charlie's life, because the treatment he receives suppresses him so much.  As long as Sheen continues to take her medication every day, she will be able to live a long and healthy life.  HIV will not be his death.

 ... it's really the stigma that kills

  The problem is not with HIV itself, but rather with the stigma that surrounds it.  As Charlie said: “there are three letters that are hard to absorb.  It is a turning point in someone's life ", and the main reason for this is the reaction of others.

 For Sheen, he found himself threatened with blackmail by others who were eager to expose him.  This reaction made him feel as if he was not ready for the world to know his secret and that is why he kept it for himself.

  There is also the fact that Charlie's lifestyle in recent years has been difficult to manage.  In his interview, he suggests that his behavior was the result of the difficult diagnosis he faced, which suggests that it is not HIV itself that causes harm, but actually how others react to it.

 Dr. Robert Huizenga said in an interview that he and the other employees are "petrified by Charlie" because his depression and substance abuse could make him stop taking the pills and run a serious risk.

 Having sex with someone HIV positive means you will get it

 The stigma surrounding HIV makes it difficult for people with the virus to open up about their diagnosis.  If I tell a partner about it, they might get scared and think they'll catch her, even if they just shared a kiss.  Indeed, as Charlie's doctor explains: "People who are treated optimally, who have undetectable viral levels, who use protection responsibly, have an incredibly low level - it's incredibly rare to transmit the virus."

  If you are responsible for your medications and treatment and have safe sex, as everyone should do anyway, the chances of transmitting the virus are very low, as has been shown in a number of studies.  However, if you are worried, you can take a test to relax.  Although you used to have to wait three months to a whole year to get accurate results, you can do a four-week test for a potential infection, which will definitely help you relax.

 The main problem with HIV is the stigma around it.  It makes people reluctant to be tested and treated, and as a result, it is estimated that one in five people in the UK is not fully aware that they have the disease.  It can be treated if you do it and, like Charlie, you will be able to live a long and happy life if you receive the right treatment.

 However, do not take our word for it.  You can join the discussion on the Barbyescorts forum or leave a comment in the box below if you have more questions about HIV or AIDS.

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