The Dr. Oz Show to Offer Exclusive in Depth Interviews with Charlie Sheen on His Journey through HIV Treatment and Search for a Breakthrough Beginning with Two Shows Airing 1/11 and 1/12
Episodes Document Sheen's Day-To-Day HIV Management as Well as Reporting on the HIV Frontier
Jan 8, 2016
NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The three time Daytime Emmy Award winning Dr. Oz Show will bring America into the heart, mind and home of actor Charlie Sheen as he grapples with his latest dramatic revelation – disclosing he is HIV positive. Dr. Oz will portray Sheen's challenges as an HIV positive person struggling with substance abuse, compulsive behavior, tobacco use and managing an acting career. In a sweeping documentary style multi-show series, Dr. Oz will also capture Sheen's proactive efforts to find, understand and deploy the newest and most promising and sometimes controversial HIV treatment protocols and drugs available today.
"When a high profile person like Charlie has the courage to come forward and open up about something as personal their HIV status, we have a rare teachable moment to educate people on the exact nature of HIV, the daily life of a person living with HIV, as well as treatment and prevention," said Mehmet Oz, M.D., host, The Dr. Oz Show. "Charlie's uphill battle extends beyond HIV into other areas, such as his battle with drugs and alcohol. Simply bringing the viewer into his day to day struggles provide a more accurate picture of the complex circumstances and solutions faced by people living with HIV."
The shows were filmed at the actor's home in Los Angeles as well as in the Dr. Oz Show studio in New York City. Over a period of several days, Sheen opened his home and was spoke honestly about his issues and his efforts to live a healthy lifestyle following his very public disclosure of his HIV diagnosis.
In addition to dissecting the emotional epicenter of Sheen's experience, we follow Sheen as he visits some of the leading researchers in the field of HIV treatment. While controversial, some researchers Sheen visits explain the principles of how we may finally reach a cure as well as why a cure remains elusive.
"With conventional medicine believing a cure is one day possible, various approaches to eliminating the virus are being researched all over the world. Each hold the possibility that we may one day live in a world free of HIV, yet none have been deployed on a scale large enough to evaluate their effectiveness," said Dr. Oz. "With the media scrutiny on Charlie Sheen's life and health, a perfect nexus exists for us to re-engage our national conversation."
The exclusive Dr. Oz Show interviews broadcast on Monday, January 11 and Tuesday January 12 will include Sheen discussing his HIV diagnosis and daily regimen of medication with Dr. Oz at his home in Los Angeles.
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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