Television host Ricki Lake has applauded Charlie Sheen for raising awareness about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Last month, Sheen told Today show anchor Matt Lauer that he's HIV-positive.

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“I think it was incredibly brave of [Sheen],” Lake told Entertainment Tonight. “Anytime we can raise awareness. And for him to come out as he did and the fact that he said that he's been on treatment since the point of diagnosis. It's very hard to transmit the disease when you're on medication.”

Lake is involved in Treatment for All, a campaign to increase the number of people in treatment shortly after diagnosis.

The campaign kicks off with the Treatment for All documentary on Facebook.