Charlie Sheen has revealed he now has detectable traces of HIV in his blood after he stopped taking his regular medication.
The 50-year-old actor revealed on a prerecorded interview The Dr Oz Show that he had stopped the treatment his own doctor had advised him on and was seeking alternative treatment in Mexico, under the care of Dr Sam Chachoua.
“I’m been off my meds for about a week now. Am I risking my life? Sure. So what? I was born dead. That part of it doesn’t bother me at all.”I drew some blood from him and I injected myself with it and I said, ‘Charlie, if I don’t know what I’m doing, then we’re both in trouble now aren’t we?'”
Speaking about the treatment, Charlie said:
“I didn’t see it as Russian roulette. I didn’t see it as a complete dismissal of the conventional course we’ve been on. I’m not recommending that anyone – I’m presenting myself as a type of guinea pig.” “I’m a little off my game because right before I walked out here, I got some results I was disappointed about. I had been non-detectable, non-detectable and checking the blood every week and then found out the numbers are back up.”
And Charlie’s personal physician, Dr Robert Huizenga, admitted he was upset about Charlie’s recent decisions about his health.
“It would just break my heart if you did anything where you threw that opportunity… away and went back to where we were several decades ago. It would just break my heart if we were to risk returning to that horrible part of our history.”
Charlie’s rep has now confirmed Charlie is back on his meds:
“He tried a cure from a doctor in Mexico but the minute the numbers went up, he started taking his medicine. He said he would start on the plane on the way home and that is exactly what he did.”