NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show" will continue its coverage of actor Charlie Sheen's journey as a person living with HIV and managing his disease in an episode airing Wednesday, February 10 that refutes the wild claims made recently by Dr. Samir Chachoua on Real Time with Bill Maher.
As previously covered on the show, Sheen sought treatment with the controversial Dr. Samir Chachoua and experienced an increase in his HIV viral load as a result. Chachoua recently gave an interview on Real Time with Bill Maher saying Sheen was "cured" of the virus and the first person to become "HIV negative." On "The Dr. Oz Show," Dr. Oz reviews an update of Sheen's blood work showing the trajectory since being treated by Chachoua and subsequent return to his traditional HIV medication regimen.
"The experience Charlie had with Dr. Sam Chachoua had a disastrous effect on his health, despite anything the doctor has said publicly. The good news is that Charlie has returned to good health after resuming taking his anti-retroviral drugs," said Mehmet Oz, M.D., host, "The Dr. Oz Show." "It's important as we chronicle Charlie's journey that we show some of the pitfalls and detours that appear under the pretense of false hope from fraudulent practitioners and are a grave risk to patients. It's also an opportunity to re-affirm that there are excellent medications that keep HIV at manageable levels and a person can lead a long, happy life. The current medical standard works well and should be embraced by anyone with an HIV diagnosis and Charlie's prognosis is excellent."
Included in the show is never-before-seen footage of Sheen's trip to Mexico where he met with Chachoua and tried what the doctor described as a treatment for HIV. Chachoua, who is not licensed to practice medicine in the United States, has several ethically questionable interactions on camera which represented red flags for both Sheen and Dr. Oz. The bizarre visit includes Dr. Chachoua asking Sheen to touch other patients and asking for assistance in the music business along with various other strange moments. "The Dr. Oz Show" originally decided not to air the dramatic footage in the January episodes covering Sheen's journey. However, after saying publicly that he possessed a cure and had cured Sheen, it was important to dispel the fabrication so others would not put their health at risk.
Also in the show is a recap of Sheen's meeting with several other cutting edge research scientists whose work with HIV could represent a new direction in treatment. These are analyzed and explained, and Sheen reveals which treatment he will undergo under close clinical supervision. "The Dr. Oz Show" will be following Sheen in additional episodes and exploring other areas of his overall health in the coming weeks.
About "The Dr. Oz Show"
Currently in its seventh season, the three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning syndicated daily series "The Dr. Oz Show" is hosted by the three-time Emmy Award-winning Dr. Mehmet Oz, accredited health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon. "The Dr. Oz Show" is an informative hour that offers audiences the opportunity to learn about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Tackling the balance of mind, body, and spirit, Dr. Oz calls on specialists from a variety of disciplines for expert advice on how viewers can be their best selves.
Dr. Oz, the world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU: Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart." Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014. He has a regular column in O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is a professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 50 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is produced by Harpo Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Amy Chiaro and co-executive produced by Stacy Rader.
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