Pamela Anderson Announces Hepatitis C Cure With Raunchy Pic
This ought to be the next biggest celebrity health news after Angelina Jolie's surgeries to evade cancer; Pamela Anderson announced in style she has been cured of Hepatitis C.
Anderson revealed status of her infection in 2002 which she attributed to sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband Tomy Lee, according to USA Today. Hepatitis C causes chronic liver disease over time, eventually leading to liver failure. The infection is usually treated with antivirals until there are no signs of the virus in the blood.
""I am CURED!!!. "I just found out #nomorehepc#thankyou#blessing#family#prayer#live I pray anyone living with Hep C can qualify or afford treatment. It will be more available soon. I know treatment is hard to get still .#dontlosehope#itworkedforme#thereisacure," the former Baywatch star wrote to her Instagram while posting a nearly-naked photo.
Anderson is known to have undergone FDA approved treatment, which until a few years ago was effective in only half the number of people availing it. That has changed today with all people opting for antivirals being cured of the virus. However treatment continues to be cost prohibitive given that each pill can cost as much as $ 1,000 resulting in $ 100,000 for full course treatment, NY Daily News reports.
That was evident from Anderson's post when she said she hoped anyone living with Hep C can afford treatment though she did not specify details of treatment.