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    A Hollywood actor living with HIV has reportedly been urged to reveal his identity.

    The unnamed man has been called to come forward and help dispel the stigma surrounding the infection.

    Earlier this week it was reported that an actor, who has a long list of exes, has been diagnosed with HIV .

    Those close to the actor have encouraged him to reveal his identity and "own it" in public despite his concerns that the news could define his career as well as leading to potential lawsuits from ex-lovers.

    “Lots of people close to him have suggested he face this situation head-on and own it publicly," a source told The Sun.

    “Obviously it would be a huge story, but the reality is HIV is entirely treatable in this day and age and shouldn’t impact his ability to work or lead a normal life."

    They added: “It could be a game-changer in the understanding of HIV given that he’s a straight man.”

    British HIV charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust, today are concerned about perpetuating the stigma surrounding HIV and have said “it is utterly wrong to disclose an individual’s HIV status without their permission”.

    Shaun Griffin, its executive director of external affairs, said: "Stigma is a dangerous construct and we’ve seen that it has a damaging effect on individuals and on public health.

    "It can deter people from accessing testing or treatment, and can isolate a person living with HIV causing anxiety or depression."

    The unnamed actor reportedly has a long list of exes who include a TV star, a glamour model, an award-winning actress, a religious movie star, a top Hollywood personality and more.

    His lawyers are said to be aware of the situation and are preparing for a handful of potential legal claims.

    A source told the newspaper: “It has now become common knowledge that this star is HIV positive, something he has known for a number of years. His lawyers are bracing for the threat of potential action.

    “The reality is that if he’s knowingly put women at risk then that’s disgusting and it’s only a matter of time before that becomes public.”

    Source: Mirror.Co.uk

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    Charlie Sheen. Must be Charlie Sheen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalicE View Post
    Charlie Sheen. Must be Charlie Sheen.
    first person who popped in my head


    another possible contender might be Colin Farell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dohc-WP View Post
    first person who popped in my head


    another possible contender might be Colin Farell
    or Johnny Depp

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalicE View Post
    or Johnny Depp
    seems like charlie sheen according to seattle Flash news

    https://twitter.com/Theseattleflash

    dont know how reliable they are though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dohc-WP View Post
    seems like charlie sheen according to seattle Flash news

    https://twitter.com/Theseattleflash

    dont know how reliable they are though
    apparently they have "confirmed" it's him

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalicE View Post
    apparently they have "confirmed" it's him
    seems like it ja

    Sony leak during Last year

    Porn Star Claim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dohc-WP View Post
    what a shame. I like CS

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    Yeah it's CS, saw it on the news this morning.

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