Lady Gaga: Charlie Sheen's HIV Admission is "Brave"

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A few stars have publicly praised Charlie Sheen for his bravery in admitting he's HIV-Positive, most notably Lady Gaga.

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Gaga works closely with HIV and AIDS awareness organizations;  In 2012 she launched Born This Way, a foundation "committed to supporting the wellness of young people, and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world."

Mother Monster (or "The Countess" as she currently goes by on social media) took to Instagram this morning after watching Sheen's Today show interview with Matt Lauer.

"#BraveCharlie @btwfoundation, an opportunity for people all over the world to learn about modern HIV prevention, treatments, and emotional intelligence as it relates to the stigma of the virus," Gaga wrote, according to Gossip Cop.

GLAAD echoed Gaga's sentiment this morning with a statement of support for Sheen.

"To eradicate HIV once and for all, we must first eradicate the stigma attached to it," GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis said.

"Stigma prevents people from getting tested, it prevents people from getting treated, and it can contribute to increased rates of infection.

"In this new era of prevention and treatment, including methods like PrEP, the media must take this opportunity to end the stigma and shine light on the stories of more than 1.2 million Americans living full lives with HIV today."

Sheen was diagnosed as HIV-Positive four years ago, and has been under a doctor's care to remain as healthy as possible.

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