Charlie Sheen opens up about his life with HIV
In his emotional new interview more than a year after he went public about his HIV status, famous actor spoke about his life. Charlie revealed that he was HIV positive in November 2015, four years after he was diagnosed. When he found out, the former ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘Anger Management’ star said he “immediately wanted to eat a bullet,” but that “my mom was there. I wouldn't do that in front of her or let her find me to clean up that mess.” Discovering his condition led him into a spiral of substance abuse that he described as a “suicide run”.
He also told in his interview that, for the past eight months, he’s been enrolled in an FDA study testing an experimental new drug, called PRO 140, to help fight HIV.
“We are very close to being approved and it is not this hideous cocktail that leads to so many side-effects, emotionally and physically - it's one shot a week. It's going well and I feel like I'm carrying the torch for a lot of folks who are suffering from the same thing," the actor said.