Hollywood star Charlie Sheen has confirmed HIV in a US television interview(yesterday).
He said ''I am here to admit that I am HIV positive''
Howard Bragman top Hollywood publicist and crisis manager was approaching people closer to charlie sheen, in other to deal with the issue but he never dealt with it
"The interview could open up a lot of sympathy for him, but he has to be concerned about a fear of litigation from former sexual partners. You don't take that lightly."
Bragman says he was informed that Sheen "is getting treatment, and a lot of people in his life know about it."
"It's been going on for quite awhile. He's not necessarily comfortable talking about it. It was very hard to get up the courage for him to talk about it."
"I've known about this a long time, it's not a surprise to me," says Bragman of the news (which was first reported by the National Enquirer). "I feel very sorry for his pain. And I hope it's used as a teachable moment for the world. This is a disease that can affect anyone."
The actor said he does not know how he contracted the virus but stressed he does not feel any stigma attached to the illness.