Hundreds of people queue in Grafton Street Dublin to catch a glimpse of Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.

The Canadian actress Pamela Anderson was in Dublin to present the HIV Charity, Open Heart House with a cheque for €20,000 on behalf of the MAC Cosmetics Aids Fund.

In 2002 Anderson went public about her infection with Hepatitis C and has since then campaigned to prevent the spread of the virus and remove the stigma associated with the disease. Her visit also coincided with an international conference on Hepatitis C at Dublin Castle.

It hasn't changed my lifestyle. It just has made me more aware of my own health.

Cliona O'Farrelly Director of Research Laboratories at St Vincent's Hospital describes the treatment now available for the condition. Tánaiste Mary Harney comments on new legislation introduced to protect those infected.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 June 2006. The reporter is Fergal Bowers.