Monday, July 6, 2020 - Gay and lesbian activist groups are once again calling for ads from lawyers looking for Truvada bone breakage and kidney damage clients to be removed from social media and other forms of advertising. The groups claim that the lawyer ads are untrue and inflammatory and are frightening HIV positive individuals from using Truvada and also the fear is keeping HIV negative sexual partners from using the drug daily as a prophylactic to spreading the infection. Most HIV positive individuals are not accepting the drug, however, over the fear of contracting the Coronavirus during the required hospital or doctor's office visit. HIV positive individuals are particularly concerned that the effects of the Coronavirus will be magnified due to their already HIV-weakened immune system.
LGBTQ activist's anger may be more due to the inflammatory rhetoric in the lawyer advertisements than to the knowledge that using Truvada is safe. Lawyers may look for clients that have been taking Truvada and have experienced unusual bone breakages during routine physical activity or have developed kidney or liver disease or other blood complications like acidosis from using the drug. Activists think that the percentage of all users that experience these life-threatening side effects is so low that the advertising creates a false impression about the drug's relative safety. Truvada attorneys offer a free consultation and no obligation to file a lawsuit claim.
Truvada.com, the official website run by the makers of the drug describes Truvada's risks and the symptoms that Truvada users should be aware of as follows: "Serious side effects of TRUVADA may also include: Kidney problems, including kidney failure. Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious but rare medical emergency that can lead to death. Symptoms: weakness or being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, cold or blue hands, and feet, feel dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or abnormal heartbeat. Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death. Symptoms: skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark "tea-colored" urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, or stomach-area pain. Bone problems, including bone pain, softening, or thinning, which may lead to fractures." Given the company's forthcoming statements listed above, I find it hard to think that the risks of taking Truvada are to be ignored. The more someone knows about a drug's potential side effect, the more informed decision that can be made. These side effects have only recently been published and lawsuits against the drug manufacturer allege that the company knew or had an obligation to know that inform doctors and patients of the Truvada's life-threatening side effects. If you or a loved one have suffered kidney problems, excessive lactic acid in the blood, severe liver problems, or bone density problems, you should consult a Truvada attorney to see if you qualify to file a claim for the loss of income, reimbursement of medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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