Charlie Sheen Back on HIV Medications After Seeking Treatment in Mexico, Manager Says
"He tried a cure from a doctor in Mexico but the minute the numbers went up, he started taking his medicine," the actor's manager tells PEOPLE
Charlie Sheen is back on his HIV medications after seeking out alternative treatment in Mexico, his manager tells PEOPLE.
On Tuesday, Sheen appeared on an episode of The Dr. Oz Show to reveal that he had stopped taking his HIV medications and was seeking alternative treatment in Mexico.
Sheen’s manager Mark Burg tells PEOPLE Sheen is back on his medication following the taping of the episode, which took place Dec. 8.
“Charlie is back on his meds. He tried a cure from a doctor in Mexico but the minute the numbers went up, he started taking his medicine,” Burg tells PEOPLE.
Sheen told Dr. Mehmet Oz he would resume taking his meds on the plane ride home from New York to Los Angeles.
“He said he would start on the plane on the way home and that is exactly what he did,” Burg says.
In a pre-taped segment for Dr. Oz Sheen said he had been off his meds for about a week. During the interview, he said he recently received some blood test results he was unhappy about.
“I’m a little off my game because right before I walked out here, I got some results I was disappointed about,” he told Oz. “I had been non-detectable, non-detectable and checking the blood every week and then found out the numbers are back up.”