Actor Charlie Sheen said in an interview in the ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ that he has stopped taking his medications for cancer. He revealed in November of being HIV-positive. Sheen has started undergoing unspecified treatment in Mexico.
His manager later cleared that Sheen has temporarily stopped taking his cancer medication period. ‘Anger Management’ star, said that it’s been around a week that he has not taken his medicines. Sheen also shared that the previously undetectable amount of HIV in his blood has increased since November.
“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 nondetectable . . . and checking the blood every week and then found out the numbers are back up”, said Sheen.
Sheen’s manager Mark Burg told later that Sheen has resumed taking his medications on December 8, after that interview episode was shot. He has tried taking a treatment from a doctor in Mexico, but as soon as he came to know about HIV count has increased, the he resumed taking the medicines.
Sheen said that he has dedicated his life to find cure for HIV that can cause AIDS. He expects that his efforts turn fruitful. The former ‘Two and a Half Men’ star was diagnosed HIV-positive more than four years ago, but it was in November that he opened up about his condition.
Charlie told Dr. Oz said that he does regrets for hiding his condition from public for quite a long time and for not taking immediate action about his disease after the diagnosis. HIV treatment involves a series of various medications for infections and retroviral drugs. Charlie Sheen admitted that it was a recent decision to go off drugs for a while. Sheen said that he feels amazed for being alive.