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Why Charlie Sheen Has Done Australia A Favour

Charlie Sheen Vows To Find A Cure For HIV

Although she says many will take the attitude “it will never happen to me” because of Charlie’s well-documented promiscuity, the resulting scandal is a timely reminder that sexual health testing in Australia has still not caught up with modern behaviour.

“We need to be a little more proactive with this,” implores Nikki, also a dating and relationship expert.

“When you have people having multiple partners in one weekend the old advice of ‘get tested before each new partner’ is not the best advice to be giving any more.

“The heterosexual community need to take that advice similar to that being given to promiscuous gay men – to get tested once every three months if they are having multiple sex partners.

“It just baffles me why this advice is being promoted to gay men but not within the heterosexual community.”

Why Charlie Sheen Has Done Australia A Favour
Nikki calls for better education.

Nikki says using condoms and discussing sexual histories are also essential safeguards, but the influence of drugs and alcohol prevalent in the party style environment means these precautions aren’t always practiced.

If anyone is fearful they may have the HIV virus Nikki says it’s vital to get tested through the adequate avenues.

“While GPs are a great recourse, there are some out there who specialise in this area and have a more in depth understanding and knowledge of the virus and how to treat people who are concerned about it,” she says.

Meanwhile, one of Charlie’s former flames Amanda Bruce says she had unprotected sex with the actor even though she knew he was HIV-positive.

Amanda, who is a nurse, says she made the decision to have sex with Charlie, 50,  after he broke down in tears and told her about his condition.

Why Charlie Sheen Has Done Australia A Favour
Amanda says she was “intimate” every day with Charlie.

“There’s a very big scare about it [HIV] out there and I think it’s obviously just a lot of social stigma that came back from when there wasn’t treatment for this and this was a death sentence,” she said during an appearance on The Dr Oz Show.

Asked if she thought she was playing Russian roulette by having sex with Charlie, she replied: “I think the real Russian roulette comes with not coming forward about conditions for having unprotected sex frequently with partners.”

Written by James Graham

With over 20 years as a journalist and TV producer, The Carousel Editor James Graham has a wealth of experience covering the full media spectrum.

James has a formidable reputation as a talented media veteran and worked as a reporter, script writer and as the producer of the TV documentary The Road To Athens.

He has worked across newspapers, radio and the biggest flagship magazine brands in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, James was the News Director at Woman's Day and New Idea.

Whether filing celebrity exclusives, or some of the biggest real-life splashes of recent years, James’ career has always been at the frontline of mainstream media.

When not in the Ed’s chair, you’ll find him at Royal Randwick, his beloved Long Reef Golf Club on the Northern Beaches – or visiting his mum in his native New Zealand.

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