Charlie Sheen has been laying somewhat low since he revealed that he is HIV positive. However, he just hopped back on the scene to address his new lifestyle on The Dr. Oz Show.
Though the actor has battled addiction and self-destructive behavior for decades, he’s amazed that the disease hasn’t already taken him out — especially since he was so reluctant to consider his health once he learned his status:
“I’m amazed that I’m actually alive. But I beat myself up from time to time about why it took me so long once I knew that I was HIV positive to really start embracing the whole physical package and the whole psychological package about bettering myself.”
However, recently he’s left his doctor-prescribed HIV medication out of the equation of bettering himself…electing to go off the meds to see if he can manage his infection in other ways.
“There’s a host of side-effects that are manageable,” Sheen told Dr. Oz. “I was just curious, as I think a lot of people are. You know, you ingest something every day, and you feel a certain way. I just got curious about what I might feel like off this stuff. And then, if what was being professed, if any part of it was true, then I thought it was worth exploring.”
Charlie also says that he’s now dedicating his life to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS, so future generations don’t have to experience the disease.Hopefully while he’s living med-free and searching for a cure, he’s also exploring celibacy while he’s at it instead of exposing new partners to his issue!
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