Olson shared her experience getting tested for the virus on twitter

By Naja Rayne
Updated November 17, 2015 12:00 AM
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In light of the shocking news that Charlie Sheen is HIV-positive, his ex-girlfriend, Bree Olson, took to Twitter on Monday to reveal that she was getting tested for the disease.

“Recorded myself for half an hour being tested for HIV and getting the results. This is so stressful,” Olson, 29, wrote.

News of Sheen’s status broke on Monday and the former Two and a Half Men star, 50, is expected to address his diagnosis on the Today show on Tuesday.

Days before the news went public, Olson shared a message on her website, ensuring her fans that did not have the virus.

“There are speculations circling that one of my ex boyfriends from years ago may have contracted the HIV virus. They are rumors and I know nothing more than anyone else,” the former porn star wrote. “I, myself have been to my gynecologist at least once a year since we split up and have always been tested across the board for everything and have came back clean across the board every time.”

Olson, whose real name is Rachel Oberlin, lived with Sheen in 2011 as one of the “goddesses” in his Los Angeles home following his public meltdown and firing from Two and a Half Men.

Olson did not tweet the results of her test, but top Hollywood publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman said that Sheen’s going public may garner sympathy from the actor but can also open him up to lawsuits from former partners.

“The interview could open up a lot of sympathy for him, but he has to be concerned about a fear of litigation from former sexual partners,” Bragman said. “You don’t take that lightly.”

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