Julia Stambler, Charlie Sheen’s girlfriend of three months, brushes off caution from friends to stay away from him due to his HIV diagnosis and plans to keep supporting him like a good partner.
According to a TMZ report, Julia Stambler isn’t afraid of catching HIV from him. It’s just that she knows about countermeasures like PrEP and condoms and has some common sense.
According to the report, multiple people, including friends, had warned Julia against dating Charlie because they were afraid that she would contract the virus. However, she is hurt, and she thinks that people are mostly ignorant and living in the fearful past.
She also thinks that it is a terrible message to send to people with HIV — this is one message we can clearly take away from her even though the idea of a 26-year-old dating a 51-year-old man with a history of drug abuse, domestic violence, and marital issues just goes for a toss of logic and reasoning in our heads.
As for Charlie’s substance abuse issues, the report says that “Julia believes Charlie… that he’s been clear for nearly a year and his lifestyle has become militant healthy. She believes he’s clean because he’s participating in an HIV drug trial and that includes regular drug tests.”
Julia is said to be the former nanny of Charlie and his third ex-wife Brooke Mueller’s twin sons, Max and Bob, and for every reader out there, the news is that it was Brooke who introduced the two and is actually rooting for them.
Charlie first went public with his diagnosis back in 2015 while appearing on Good Morning America, which was a shocking four years after he first learned that he is HIV-positive.
“I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive,” he told Matt Lauer.
“I have to put a stop on this onslaught, this barrage of attacks, and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about the threatening the health of so many others, which couldn’t be farther from the truth.”
Charlie admitted that his “irresponsible lifestyle” had led to his diagnosis.
A source indicates that Sheen had over 200 sexual partners after he had learned he had HIV. Sheen claimed that he was upfront about his HIV-positive condition with all of his past consorts.
Sheen is a clear example of how ample talent can get overshadowed by a reckless lifestyle and unadulterated unchecked indulgence into a plethora of vices.
Sheen rose to fame after a series of successful films such as Wall Street (1987), Young Guns (1988), Hot Shots! (1991), and The Three Musketeers (1993) to name a few.
Later on, he became best known for his television roles. He performance in Spin City earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. His latest addition to his claims to fame was Two and a Half Men, which again earned him several Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations.
Coming back to Julia, the young woman only shows that how much how people’s view on HIV has changed. It’s no longer the automatic death sentence that it once was. There is still a stigma, but it has definitely come down from the days of AIDS crisis.
There were people who didn’t want to risk kissing or even hugging someone with the virus for fear of catching it themselves.
It was much later in the years to come that people discovered that HIV was transmitted through specific bodily fluids. It is also a great thing that so many medicines exist that can improve life expectancy and quality of life for those with HIV.
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