Former “Two and a half Men” star Charlie Sheen has said he is no longer taking his HIV medication and now has detectable traces of the virus in his blood.
The 50-year-old actor admitted in a pre-taped segment for an appearance on “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 Doctor Sam Chachoua, reported Female First.
“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.”
Chachoua is working on a HIV vaccine and is so confident about his work that he injected some of Charlie’s blood into himself.
The doctor told Dr Oz: “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, the actor 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.”
Admitting he now has detectable traces of HIV in his blood, he added, “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.”