When Charlie Sheen came out as HIV positive, it led to a 95 percent increase in over the counter HIV home testing kits and 2.75 million searches on the topic, dubbed “The Charlie Sheen Effect.” Some said that Sheen did more for awareness of HIV than most UN events.
A study found that Charlie Sheen’s HIV-positive disclosure in 2014 led to 8225 more sales than expected of in-home HIV tests, surpassing World AIDS Day by a factor of about 7, concluding that a “Charlie Sheen effect” represents an important opportunity for a public health response.
Charlie Sheen once bought 2,600+ seats in left field of Anaheim Stadium, determined to catch a home run with 3 of his friends. No home runs were hit that day.
Charlie Sheen celebrated 365 days of sobriety by drinking at Nicolas Cage’s house on day 366.