Bioethics Director Robert Klitzman: Charlie Sheen and Attitudes About AIDS

In CNN, Bioethics graduate program director Dr. Robert Klitzman writes about the Charlie Sheen and the stigma that continues to surround patients who have HIV and AIDS:

Sheen's infection is unfortunate, but his public announcement and subsequent revelations that at least one former girlfriend is suing him for allegedly not disclosing his HIV-status have important broader implications that have not received attention but should. I hope that when he appears on "The Dr. Oz Show" this week, that maybe they will.
Most importantly, Sheen's case should remind us of the similar plights that millions of other people in the United States and abroad face daily. Despite enormous advances in treatment and prevention, secrecy, lies, stigma, shame and misunderstandings about HIV and AIDS continue.

Read the rest of the article over at CNN, and find out more about the Bioethics graduate program.