Sheen said he has been diligent about notification and urging his past partners to be tested. He also has been dutiful about taking his medication and using protection. Still, he is bracing for potential lawsuits, he said.
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Sheen said he is hoping for forgiveness and support at this point and will use his celebrity to raise awareness and spur research efforts.
“I’m not going to be the poster man for this but I will not shun opportunities that drive me to help others,” he said.