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New HIV drug trial has Charlie Sheen feeling 'amazing'

2016-05-20 22:00

Los Angeles - Charlie Sheen feels "amazing" since starting a new HIV drug trial.

The 50-year-old revealed last year that he is HIV positive but says he feels better than ever after embarking on a new treatment called PRO 140.

He told the i newspaper: "I'm actually involved in a FDA [Food and Drug Administration] trial where it's going to change the immediate landscape of HIV treatment. It's a company called CytoDyne and a treatment called PRO 140. And instead of taking the pills every day, it's one shot every week.

"So I go to my doctor and he administers that. I'm in my third week of that and I already feel amazing, because taking those pills every day, it's a bit toxic you know. This is quite the opposite, so we're really excited about the prospect of that.

"And you know, if I just accept it as this is part of my life, then it's a lot easier to deal with."

Earlier this year Charlie embarked on a controversial treatment in Mexico with Dr Sam Chachoua, who told him that arthritic goats milk could cure the disease, and the actor says it was a mistake.

He said: "I had that episode in Mexico with the charlatan, so that was kind of a mess."

Meanwhile, Charlie has also taken responsibility for his dismissal from 'Two and a Half Men' and regrets his previous actions, including lashing out at creator Chuck Lorre.

He said: "Whatever went bad I'm sure was my fault and I've come to terms with that."

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