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Monday, 22 May 2017 - 13:17
'Charlie Sheen effect' nearly doubled HIV test sales after his announcement, study finds
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According to a study released recently, Charlie Sheen's 2015 announcement that he was diagnosed with HIV years earlier, seems to have sparked higher interest in testing for the virus.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The HIV infection can lead to AIDS, which affects 1.2 million Americans.

Sheen's announcement, which made national headlines, renewed attention to the dangers of HIV and AIDS at the time.

According to the study update, what it called the "Charlie Sheen effect" had a big impact on HIV testing in the U.S., with sales of at-home testing nearly doubling the week of his announcement.

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