Pamela Anderson is one of the people
I look up to because she has hep C (I have
it and HIV) but shes still cool and
sexy. She hasnt let it stop her from
acting or living a normal life.
Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July
1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia.
In March 2002, Pamela Anderson confirmed
rumours that she had hepatitis C. Pamela
wanted to be open about her diagnosis to
show that she was still normal.
One thing that Pamela Anderson has said
repeatedly is that shes not dying.
In a recent interview with Jane magazine,
she treated the subject with humour and
good cheer, saying, Now I have people
coming out of the deli hugging me because
they think Im dying. I tell them,
Im not dying, Im fine.
But if you wanna give me a free sandwich,
go ahead. Although Pamela Anderson
is the one of two positive heroes listed
in this section who isnt HIV positive,
a number of youth across Canada identified
her as a role model because many youth are
co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV. Pamela
is a role model for many youth who see her
success and openness as something to admire.