Charlie Sheen said he stopped taking his HIV medication.

The "Anger Management" actor told Dr. Oz on Tuesday the virus became more detectable in his blood after a month of experimenting with alternative treatments.

"I'd been non-detectable," Sheen said. "I found out the numbers were back up."

That's what happens when one's alternative "treatments" are scotch and Eggo waffles.

Actually, the "Wall Street" actor went to Mexico to meet with Dr. Samir Chachoua, who says he can cure AIDS and cancer. Sheen underwent a series on injections.

"We did see some incredible results early on," Sheen said. "Off the med cocktail (a mix of antiviral HIV medications) that I was undetectable. And it stayed that way. I did an experiment I didn't have any faith in but I went along with it."

Charlie Sheen is interviewed on Nov. 17, 2015 on NBC’s "Today" in New York.
Charlie Sheen is interviewed on Nov. 17, 2015 on NBC's "Today" in New York. (Peter Kramer)

According to the New York Daily News, Chachoua doesn't have a license to practice medicine in the United States, only in Mexico.

"I didn't see it as Russian Roulette," said Sheen. "I didn't see it as a complete dismissal of the conventional course that we had been on. I'm not recommending that anybody else do this. I'm presenting myself as some kind of a guinea pig."

Good strategy.

Sheen, 50, said Chachoua was so confident in his ability, he injected himself with Sheen's blood.

How does such a sound medical mind not have a license to practice in the U.S.?

"It's pretty inappropriate," Oz said.

"Inappropriate and completely mind-blowing," Sheen said. "I watched that happen when he felt so confident. He delivered that my blood would not be any risk to him."


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Sheen said he sought alternative treatments after suffering side effects from his more traditional treatment, which he said made the HIV undetectable in his system.

Sheen said he would start his regular medication again.

Tony Hicks writes celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/tonyhicks67