Charlie Sheen said Tuesday morning that it's "impossible" he's exposed his many sex partners to HIV, but his doctor Robert Huizenga was quick to insist it's a real threat, and he's "terrified" of what could happen!
The National ENQUIRER revealed Monday that Sheen is HIV-positive. When Matt Lauer asked Sheen Tuesday if he had transmitted the virus, "either knowingly or unknowingly," Sheen hit back "Impossible!"
However, his doctor Robert Huizenga confirmed Radar's previous report, that while the virus is at the moment undetectable in his blood due to a strong antiretroviral cocktail, the actor will never be HIV-negative. And if he stops taking his medication, the levels of the virus will rise in his blood.
"Charlie has contracted the HI virus," Huizenga said. "He was immediately put on treatment strong antiretroviral drugs that have suppressed the virus. … He is absolutely healthy."
"Individuals who are optimally treated, who have undetectable viral loads, who responsibly use protection have … a very very low possibility of transmitting the virus," he said, admitting it is still possible, especially if Sheen were to miss a dose in the midst of a bender.
"We're petrified about Charlie," Huizenga said. "We're so so anxious that if he was overly depressed or if he was abusing substances he would forget these pills."
He claimed, "Magically somehow in the midst of personal mayhem he's managed to take these pills."
Sheen insisted he's taking a triple cocktail "every day … four pills per day," but admitted that while he's not doing drugs, he is still drinking heavily.
"Perhaps the freedom of today might lead to stopping drinking," he said.