Eazy-E's Son Charlie Sheen Is Better Off Than My Dad

11/18/2015 12:40 AM PST

Eazy-E's Son: Charlie Sheen Is Better Off Than My Dad

EXCLUSIVE

Charlie Sheen's life with HIV will play out much differently for his family than it did for rap legend Eazy-E ... this according to Eazy's son and also ... science.

The late co-founder of N.W.A. died from AIDS in 1995 when Lil Eazy-E was only 10. Lil Eazy told us, he thinks Charlie is lucky because he will have a full life expectancy due to medical advancements. He points out there were no lifesaving treatments for HIV when his dad passed away.

Lil added, there are a lot of similarities between Sheen and his father -- mainly the fame, wealth and women that came with it. He says the biggest difference is Charlie will get to see his kids grow up.

He also believes Charlie's fame can bring HIV/AIDS awareness to a whole new audience