Since revealing he was HIV positive during a tell-all interview with Matt Lauer back in November, Charlie Sheen has made the search for a cure his top priority. "If anybody can fight this thing and discover a cure, it’s me," Sheen told Radar in an interview shortly after his announcement. "I will exhaust every resource available to me. I will sit with every expert. I will move forward until something’s revealed."
Sheen's journey recently took the storied actor to Mexico to seek the assistance of Dr. Samir Chachoua, who provides alternative treatment to cancer and AIDS patients. "This brilliant man tried to end AIDS and cancer twenty years ago but had his work stolen and destroyed," a website associated with the doctor once claimed. The site also reportedly sells a "universal elixir" for around $400, Salon reports. However, Sheen entered the experience with an optimistic frame of mind:
"We did see some incredible results early on," Sheen told Dr. Oz earlier this week, as quoted by Page Six. "Off the med cocktail, a mix of antiviral HIV medications, I was undetectable. And it stayed that way. I did an experiment I didn’t have any faith in but I went along with it."
Revealing that Chachoua even went as far as injecting himself with Sheen's blood to prove the success, Sheen added that he had recently received some bad news regarding his fight. "I’m a little off my game because, right before I walked out here, I got some results I was disappointed about," Sheen said. "I had been non-detectable, checking the blood every week, and then found out the numbers are back up."
When Dr. Oz understandably intervened to suggest that Sheen should possibly return to his traditional medications, Sheen quickly obliged with "I'm going to take them on the flight home. What am I, an idiot?" Though Sheen hasn't addressed his relationship with Chachoua any further since his appearance on Dr. Oz, he has reportedly started medications again while continuing the search for a cure.