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Thanks to a bizarre treatment involving the milk of arthritic goats, former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen will soon be completely cured of HIV, according to his “doctor,” Samir Chachoua.
The medical practitioner, who is not licensed in the United States, is the same man who convinced Sheen to go off his incredibly successful regimen of antiretroviral drugs and pursue alternative treatments, which caused the level of HIV in his blood to go from undetectable to detectable. Chachoua also famously injected himself with Sheen’s HIV-positive blood as a display of his own confidence.
This week, Chachoua appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, where the host made no mention of Chachoua’s unlicensed status, to claim that he was responsible for a miracle HIV cure that has “cured countries” of HIV, thanks to a special virus that is present in milk of goats suffering from arthritis.
According to Chachoua, the caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV), which can infect goats and sheep, “destroys HIV and protects people who drink it for life.”
It’s not clear how exactly one virus is supposedly able to destroy the other, but Chachoua insists that with his help, Sheen became “the first person in history to go HIV negative.”
Sheen, meanwhile, appeared on the Dr. Oz show in January to boast of his groundbreaking alternative treatment and then admit that, just before the show, he had been informed that his viral load had returned to detectable levels after using Chachoua’s treatment. Oz and Sheen’s actual doctor, Robert Huizenga, subsequently joined forces to beg Sheen to return to antiretroviral therapy.
Sheen agreed, saying, “What am I, an idiot?”