Charlie Sheen has revealed that his HIV medication may be causing more harm than good. The 57-year-old actor is reportedly experiencing mood swings and memory loss due to the medication he takes to keep his disease under control. Sheen was diagnosed with HIV in 2011 and has been taking PRO 140 medication since then to prevent his illness from becoming fatal. The medication is administered via injection by a doctor.
The news about Sheen’s reaction to his medication comes after he told People that he had no symptoms following his injections. Sheen publicly disclosed his diagnosis in 2015, which caused a media frenzy. More details emerged, revealing that Sheen had knowingly exposed his partners to the deadly disease without disclosing it.
Sheen’s ex-wife and mother of his children, Brooke Mueller, also revealed that she may have been infected with the disease as well. According to RadarOnline, Mueller said, “I had a drug-induced psychotic break at Charlie’s after doing drugs with Charlie for that many days. I couldn’t handle the HIV news. Just six months ago, I was diagnosed with eye disease, and then Charlie potentially giving me HIV…”
However, an internist from New York, Dr. Stuart Fischer, suggests that Sheen’s new symptoms may not be from his medication. He believes that Sheen’s symptoms could be a result of years of hard drug use, alcohol consumption, and sexual activity.
“He has caused untold damage to himself,” Dr. Fischer said. “Hopefully, his brain function can be restored, but after a lifetime of self-destructive behavior, it may be too late to head off possible long-term effects.”