Hollywood star Charlie Sheen has confirmed he is living with HIV in a US television interview."I am here to admit that I am HIV positive," he said.
The former star of sitcom Two And A Half Men appeared on NBC's Today show, ending days of intense media speculation.
Sheen revealed to Matt Lauer he had paid "enough to take it into the millions" to keep people from going public about his illness.
"I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths," he said, adding he was diagnosed four years ago.