Charlie Sheen Was Asked About His HIV Diagnosis — His Answer Caught Everyone Off Guard

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Charlie Sheen wants to cure AIDS.

After the National Enquirer published a report in November claiming Charlie Sheen has been diagnosed with HIV, the actor came clean about his diagnosis.

Now Sheen says he’s sober and wants to find a cure.

“If anybody can fight this thing and discover a cure, it’s me,” Sheen said during an interview with the National Enquirer. “I will exhaust every resource. I will move forward until something’s revealed.” (RELATED: Shocking New Report Claims Charlie Sheen Has HIV)

Charlie Sheen has HIV

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“I am in a rare position to turn my diagnosis into a positive, and that began with telling my truth to Matt Lauer, now I’m talking to you,” he added. “So that I can reach your audience with my story and continue to shine a light on the disease while brilliant scientists continue to search for a cure.”

Sheen said it’s cost him around $200,000 for treatment so far.

“I have to take three pills each day. The total cost is about $4,000 a month. I know that’s prohibitive to a lot of people’s economic scenarios. Perhaps we can help develop ways that make it affordable for all.”

“If there’s a cure out there, I will find it and share it. You have my word.” (RELATED: Jenny McCarthy: Charlie Sheen Should Be REQUIRED To Tell Me About HIV)