Charlie Sheen told the TODAY Show Tuesday that he had unprotected sex with two partners AFTER he was diagnosed with the HIV virus.
Sheen — who kicked off the chat telling Matt Lauer, "I'm here in fact to admit I'm HIV-positive" — said that "the two people he did that with were under the care of my doctor and completely warned ahead of time."
The Anger Management star stressed that he "always led with condoms and honesty when it came to his condition," and with "no exception," told every partner about his HIV-positive status.
The 50-year-old, who's "not entirely" sure how he caught the virus, said it was "impossible" that he passed it onto others.
The scandal-ridden star, who told Lauer he was diagnosed in 2011, said he never engaged in intravenous drug use, amid speculation of how he could have contracted the disease.
"Talking about needles and that whole mess? None of that," he said.
As the National ENQUIRER was first to report, Sheen's health status “open secret” for years in Hollywood, and that his "worst fear is that he will be remembered not as a great actor, but as someone who contracted the disease.”
More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV or AIDS. If you are worried about HIV, get in touch with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.