Actor Charlie Sheen: I am here to admit I am HIV-postive

Charlie Sheen: 'I Am in Fact HIV-Positive'

Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen today confirmed he is HIV-positive.

The Platoon actor, 50, speaking to Matt Lauer on American morning TV show Today, revealed he was diagnosed four years ago.

There was widespread speculation about Sheen's health in the media in the days before the interview.

Speaking to Lauer at NBC's studios in New York, Sheen said: "I am here to admit I am HIV-positive and I have to put a stop to the onslaught and barrage of attacks and sub-truths that are threatening the health of so many others."