Charlie Sheen quits HIV meds, says he was 'born dead'

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Charlie Sheen Tells Dr. Oz His HIV 'Numbers Are Back Up' After Stopping Med


Charlie Sheen admitted on Tuesday that he has been off his HIV medication "for about a week now" and is seeking alternative treatment in Mexico.

"I've been off my meds for about a week now," he said on "The Dr. Oz Show." "Am I risking my life? Sure. So what? I was born dead. That part of it doesn't phase me at all."

The actor also said he is seeking treatment from a physician named Dr. Sam Chachoua, whom Dr. Mehmet Oz says is not licensed to practice medicine in the United States.

In November, the sitcom star revealed to Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" that he was diagnosed with HIV four years ago. During his appearance, he said that doctors found an undetectable amount of the virus in his blood. However, two months later, Sheen told Dr. Oz that he received some terrible news before stepping onto the stage.

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"I'm a little off my game, because right before I walked out here, I got some results that I was disappointed about," he said. "I know this is an experiment, that I took a stroll down a different path. But yeah, I'd been non-detectable and non-detectable and checking the blood every week, and then found out that the numbers were back up."

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