The world was stunned this week when Hollywood A-lister Charlie Sheen admitted that he is HIV positive. Now, a young nurse has come forward with the shocking claim that she had unprotected sex with Sheen for months despite knowing of his diagnosis.
According to Daily Mail, Amanda Bruce says she had been dating Sheen for eight months when he broke down in tears and told her he was HIV positive. Despite knowing this, Bruce ignored the advice of doctors and continued to have unprotected sex with him “every day.”
Before they had sex, Bruce began taking PrEP(pre- exposure prophylaxisto) and consulting with doctors. One of those doctors Sheen’s physician Dr. Robert Huizenga, who appeared with Bruce on the Dr. Oz Show this week.
“I was the doctor for her boyfriend, we called in other doctors and they felt the risk of transmission if she took the prophylaxis and he had undetectable level was miniscule. We can’t say it’s zero,” said Dr. Huizenga. “And so basically I think my advice to her was, ‘Don’t do it, but the risk is miniscule.’ And she elected to then go forward because she felt so close and wanted that level of intimacy.”
Bruce added that she felt the risk she was taking was calculated.
“I mean, if I had met him on one night, and we had decided to engage in this, I’d say, ‘That’s Russian Roulette.'” she said. “The reality is, we had known each other for many months before we engaged in [sexual relations], and we were a couple, I was in love with him.”
Bruce revealed that though she has since split from Sheen, she is still close to him. She also claimed she is still HIV- negative, and concluded that she hopes that by coming forward Sheen will remove some of the stigma surrounding the virus.
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