According to an exclusive interview given to Daily Mail Online, Charlie Sheen’s HIV infection has been fully suppressed by an experimental injection.
After being involved in a clinical trial for a drug called PRO-140 since early 2016, the actor has shared the good news just before World AIDS Day as health officials around the world celebrate immense progress in HIV research.
As opposed to traditional antiretroviral therapy (ART), which involves taking daily medication, Sheen receives a weekly injection that has no side effects.
This new method has led to complete suppression of the virus in Sheen’s body. In other words: his virus is no longer detectable, making PRO-140 a promising prospect for people with HIV/AIDS.
The news came just over a year after the 51-year-old publicly revealed his diagnosis. Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Sheen said he has never felt so strong and confident about his condition and hopes the research will both bolster approval for this promising treatment as well as de-stigmatizing people living with HIV.
Sheen, said he has experienced no side effects from the PRO-140 injection
This text message, shared exclusively with Daily Mail Online, is the one Charlie Sheen received from the director of his clinical trial, Dr. Nader Pourhassan, telling him that his VL (viral load) has been completely suppressed by the experimental injection PRO-140.
‘It’s impossibly amazing,’ Sheen told Daily Mail Online.
‘Personally, I think about how I felt on the day and how I feel today. Wow. Talk about a transformation.
‘One minute you’re on the road to perdition, the next you’re on the road to providence. It’s amazing.
‘I thought for sure I’d be stuck on that cocktail forever, but look at me now.
‘I’m so grateful for the geniuses at CytoDyn for developing this and finding me.’