Well, it seems that Charlie Sheen has some work to do in the truth-telling business, because the story he told about not putting others at risk seems to be false. But according to a recent girlfriend, a nurse, Charlie Sheen told her about his HIV status, and they had unprotected sex anyway, despite knowing that no matter how low his viral load, he is still contagious.
But despite his doctor’s orders that Charlie not put anyone else at risk, and only being safe, Charlie Sheen has shirked a major responsibility, according to the Inquisitr. Charlie Sheen says that he has never missed a dose of his medication, and has not put anyone else at risk, but if this nurse is telling the truth, Sheen has some explaining to do. Initially, his diagnosis put him in such a dark place, he said he went on a “suicide run,” which explains his erratic behavior in 2011.
Meet Amanda Bruce. She is the nurse that says she dated Charlie Sheen for 7 or 8 months, and despite knowing about his HIV positive status, they had repeated unprotected sex, according to People Magazine. Bruce spoke to Dr. Oz on his show at length about Sheen, and that she didn’t believe she was taking a risk, and that it was worth it because she was in love.
“There’s a very big scare about [HIV] out there and I think that’s just a lot of social stigma that came from back when there wasn’t treatment for this and this was a death sentence,” she says. “Now, many people with HIV don’t die of AIDS,” Bruce claims.
Bruce denies that despite knowing the risks, unprotected sex with Charlie Sheen was not like playing Russian Roulette.
“I think the real Russian roulette comes with not coming forward about conditions you have or having unprotected sex frequently with partners,” she explains. “The reality is, we had known each other for many months before we engaged in that and we were a couple – I was in love with him.”
Entertainment Tonight revealed that Amanda Bruce and Sheen’s doctor, Dr. Robert Huizenga, went on the Dr. Oz Show to discuss the relationship and risk between Bruce and Sheen. The doctor advised that he didn’t suggested having unprotected sex, but if Bruce took prophylactic medication, it would decrease the risk.
“We called in other doctors, and they felt the risk of transmission if she took the prophylactics and he had undetectable levels was minuscule. We can’t say zero,” he said. “My advice to her was, ‘Don’t do it, but the risk is miniscule.’ And she elected to go forward, because she felt so close, and wanted that level of intimacy.”
Despite this scenario, it is not recommended to ever have unprotected sex with someone who one knows is positive for any communicable disease, especially HIV. Dr. Oz said that he thought Charlie Sheen did himself a great favor coming forward.
“I spoke to Charlie this morning and he was very cleansed from conversations he had this morning,” the TV doctor revealed. “He was under a lot of stress. He’s been in such a dark place, and depressed.”
If Sheen were truly smart and responsible, he would not have unprotected sex with anyone going forward.
Do you think the nurse took a risk having unprotected sex with Charlie Sheen?
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