Charlie Sheen joins the 1.2 million people in the US living with HIV, including me, and the 50,000 people in the US newly infected every year. Welcome aboard, Charlie. As you know, Charlie, because you are apparently in care, on meds, and virologically suppressed (“undetectable”), HIV is not a death sentence. But it’s not a joke, either. And even though you may have been “forced out” about your HIV status because of mounting gossip and legal action from sex partners, you will find that lifting the veil of secrecy admits much light, and the heat of truth can become the warmth of love.