Pamela Anderson has declared her days living with Hepatitis C are now over.
The B.C.-born actress took to Instagram over the weekend to make the announcement by posting a nude photo of herself seated in what looks to be like a luxury boat.
“I am CURED!!!” the 48-year-old animal rights activist wrote in the accompanying caption. “I pray anyone living with Hep C can qualify or afford treatment.”
The news comes nearly two months after Anderson revealed she was prescribed a new FDA-approved drug.
Details of her treatment regimen remains unknown, including its total cost. Though there is no known cure for the disease, some antiviral medications — such as the one used by Anderson — are offering hope.
As the Ottawa Citizen reported earlier this year, drugs used in clinical trials for the virus can range from $55,000 for a 12-week program to $100,000 for a 16-week program. The cost of a liver transplant is approximately $200,000 to $300,000, the newspaper notes.
Anderson told People Magazine back in August she took her diagnosis as a “death sentence.” She admitted that living with the liver disease for 16 years had taken its toll on her self-esteem.
“Even though I may have looked confident on the outside, I think it really was a dark cloud that lingered over me,” she said.
The former “Baywatch” star announced she was being treated for Hepatitis C in 2002. She said she got the virus after sharing an infected tattoo needle with her ex-husband rocker Tommy Lee. Hepatitis C is spread via blood-to-blood contact.
According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, approximately 250,000 have Hepatitis C in Canada and 170 million people live with it worldwide.
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