GLAAD responds to NBC News interview with Charlie Sheen, points journalists to HIV and AIDS resource guide

November 17, 2015

Today, GLAAD responded to NBC News's interview with Charlie Sheen, during which Sheen announced that he is HIV positive.

“To eradicate HIV once and for all, we must first eradicate the stigma attached to it," said GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis. "Stigma prevents people from getting tested, it prevents people from getting treated, and it can contribute to increased rates of infection. In this new era of prevention and treatment, including methods like PrEP, the media must take this opportunity to end the stigma and shine light on the stories of more than 1.2 million Americans living full lives with HIV today.”

GLAAD also pointed journalists to its resource guide, "HIV & AIDS in the News: A Guide for Reporting in a New Era of Prevention and Treatment," which helps newsmakers fairly and accurately cover stories about HIV & AIDS.