Actor Michael De Mesa celebrated his birthday extra special as he announced that he is finally cured 20 years after being diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
In an Instagram post, the ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ star shared a photo of his recent laboratory test results that revealed he has “no detectable levels of HCR-RNA”.
Michael shared how his wife Julie Eigenmann discovered the remedy for Hepatitis C and how the 12-week treatment helped cure his disease.
He Wrote: “Just want to share something with all of you.
Most of you know that I found out I had the Hepatitis C virus back in 1999. Long story short, after 2 decades, I am CURED of my Hepatitis C!!! It is gone! Praise God!
My family and close friends have known since December. I started the treatment in November and completed it in February.
How? My wife, @julie_eigenmann , never really stopped searching for the cure. Four years ago, the cure for Hep C was released but it was outrageously expensive! The Harvoni pill costs $1,000/pill. It’s a 12-week treatment amounting to around $90,000+. Crazy, right? Luckily, Julie was able to find a generic version from India which was just $1,000 for the WHOLE 12-week treatment already! So we got in touch with this Australian who helps people with Hep C. He is the head of the “Hep C buyers club”, so to speak. He also had the virus but was cured 3 years ago and he has helped so many people around the world.”