Aaron Carter Finds Out If He’s HIV-Positive Live on ‘The Doctors’ (VIDEO)
For weeks, friends, family, and fans have grown increasingly concerned about Aaron Carter.
His rollercoaster of a summer started with his July DUI arrest, continued with his coming out as bisexual in August, and culminated with a car accident and cops being called to his home four times for alleged threats against himself and others.
Now, the troubled singer is facing his demons in a three-part interview on The Doctors. And in today’s part two, he reveals his biggest fear: being HIV-positive.
In the episode, which taped about a month ago, Aaron admits that, of all the tests the doctors ran, he was most afraid of getting the results for the HIV test.
“Because I'm so skinny, I'm still so skinny. And that was the biggest one for me,” he admits.
Of the test he adds, “That was the scariest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
“After not getting annual testings and check-ups and being safe, and actually being safe so I can be safe for others, too, more importantly, that’s what scared me.”
He continues, “I felt like I was putting people at risk with my body. What scares me is that I didn’t have the courage to go face the music.”
He agrees with the doctor that there’s “something off” with him, as, at 6 feet tall, he’s recently dropped down to only 115 pounds — more than 25 pounds underweight.
Footage of the 29-year-old being tested and receiving his results will be broadcast on the show Thursday, but online sneak peeks have already revealed the results.
In the preview, we see Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, a gastroenterologist, first assure him that the tests found his liver, kidneys, and thyroid to all be normal.
Dr. Rodriguez also shares that there is “no evidence” of stomach or esophageal cancer.
What concerned him, he continues, is that they found the yeast candida in his esophagus.
“That’s a sign of having a weakened immune system,” he explains.
The physician elaborates, “When I first saw it, I thought this was going to be HIV, this is AIDS. Because I’ve done that for 30 years, and that’s one of the signs.”
“Luckily,” he concludes, “your HIV test is negative. However, you may be negative, but your system is so weak it can’t fight off a yeast infection.”
Not only that, but the pop star was determined to be negative of all STDs, and he is visibly relieved.
This comes on the heels of Wednesday's episode, where the former child star detailed his many cosmetic surgeries and need for painkillers.
“I get fillers. Restylane, Voluma, Rejuviderm,” he said of his constant trips to the dermatologist.
“I get all three, and I'm going to continue doing it. It makes me smile in the mirror.”
“I see a pretty good looking guy, I'm just skinny,” he confessed, tearing up. “And I just want to get better.”
He also is actively using Xanax and Oxycodone, which have been prescribed to him by a doctor, though he conceded that he’ll buy them on the street if he runs out.
“I don't mix medications, I do it to release stress of pain or angst,” he insisted, though the doctors were clearly concerned.
After the interview concluded, TMZ sources say the doctors tried to recommend a rehab facility for the star off-camera — and it didn’t go too well.
Though they allegedly even offered for the show to pay for it, we hear the “Sooner or Later” singer insisted he would not go.
He’s then said to have stormed out of the studio, and drove from L.A. to Florida the next day.
Since then, the site reports that Dr. Travis Stork has spoken with Aaron, and they plan to give an update on his condition on Friday’s third part of the interview.
The Doctors airs weekdays. Check your local listings.