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May

Charlie Sheen Claims HIV Drugs Gave Him Dementia

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Charlie Sheen is further advocating in the fight against HIV with a new shocking revelation.

The actor, who shared that he was HIV positive in November 2015, said during a PRO 140 awareness event on Friday night that he suffered from “borderline dementia” as a result of a cocktail of drugs he was taking for his HIV, Variety reports.

“(The drugs) kept me suppressed and alive,” he said. “But I struggled with a constant migraine and at times, borderline dementia.”

Sheen, 51, was advocating for a new drug, PRO 140, on Friday night, which he discovered through a clinical trial after previously taking four pills a day as his daily “cocktail” of drugs, Variety reports.

He stressed that there are no side effects he’s experienced taking the injectable therapy for HIV patients.

“I’ve started to feel back to myself again and back in touch with all aspects of my life,” he said.

The star used his power that evening to get it approved for wider use.

“I accept the gift of being alive,” he said at the end of the event,” according to Variety. “I could run and hide from this whole thing and not be outspoken and honest and open about it, but I’ve chosen a path that’s the opposite.”