The 50-year-old, who confirmed his HIV status in mid-November to a barrage of flak from former lovers, now believes his story can be used to help educate people.
He’s also now vowing to leave no stone unturned to find a cure for the virus.
“If anybody can fight this thing and discover a cure, it’s me. I will exhaust every resource available to me,” Charlie tells Radar Online.
“I will sit down with every expert. I will move forward until something’s revealed.”
At present he says he’s spending $5500 a month on pills, which he knows is beyond the budget of most.
“I’m going to continue to meet with top experts in the field and continue to surround myself with bigger brains than mine,” promises the former Two and a Half Men star
“I’ll see where the future is headed with treatment. I’m in the rare position to turn my diagnosis into a positive.”
Charlie now admits he caught the virus because he was irresponsible, but he has denied that the diagnosis pushed him to the brink of suicide, as some reports suggest.
He says he was in denial and shock after doctors told him of his fate in May 2011.
“I thought I was going to wake up from a bad dream, but that wasn’t the case.”
“I think it was the second day I said to my mum, ‘this disease picked the wrong guy’.”
Charlie says he’s told people that he trusted about his health status over the past few years, but he’s also bought the silence of others.
“We’re talking about shakedowns,” he says of some of the people he gagged.
“I have paid those people. Not that many, but enough.
“I don’t want to guess wrong, but enough to bring into the millions. What people forget: that’s money they’re taking from my children; I’ve got five kids and a granddaughter.”