Pamela Anderson Cured of Hep C, Takes To Instagram To Share The News
Pamela Anderson is killing it. And I don’t just mean her bangin bod. She is literally killing her Hep C virus. With the help of some new antiviral treatments, it appears that she is free of the liver disease. She posted a naked selfie to Instagram a few days ago with the caption ‘I am CURED #nomorehepc…’ Now that’s the type of selfie I want to see more of.
The Bay Watch babe was diagnosed with Hep C in 2002, apparently having contracted the virus after sharing the same tattoo needle with her ex-husband and founding member of Motley Crue, Tommy Lee. Hep C is most commonly transmitted through sharing needles, this often happens among injected drug users. However, it can also be contracted if an open wound comes in contact with infected blood, a mother can pass Hep C on to her child during birth, and it is rare but one can get Hep C by having sex with an infected person. Hep C, for those who don’t know is a virus that attacks the liver and can cause mild to severe infections. Most people don’t have symptoms and can actually clear the virus on their own, but some people develop chronic Hep C, which can lead to liver cancer and even death. There have been antiviral medications to help, but there was no cure, until now.
These new regimens have been proven to eradicate the Hep C virus from an infected individual’s blood. However, the only problem is that these treatments are most likely too costly for the average person, ranging in the hundred thousands, reports NY Daily News. Continuing with her coolness streak, Pamela’s Instagram post also includes, “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.” Here’s hoping her post on social media will spread the word and make this dream a reality for everyone. This cure is an amazing medical breakthrough, now we just need to make it available to all who need it, not just those who can afford it.