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Top 21 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were HIV

charlie Sheen once again made headlines this week as a curious audience watched in shock as Hollywood’s notorious bad boy announced that he was HIV positive on live television. In an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, Sheen shared the heartache of the diagnosis that occurred just four years ago, which has been treated with a cocktail of medicine over the past few years.

Sheen’s announcement instantly made him one of the most notable celebrities to publicize the diagnosis, a brave act by any standard. Though the disease and treatments have come a long way since the early 1980s, admitting to being HIV positive or having AIDS can still be difficult even today, especially with so much at stake. Add in the spotlight of stardom and the criticism of being a celebrity and this kind of announcement can be catastrophic to any red carpet career, even for someone as wild as Charlie Sheen.