Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - Well-intentioned LGBTQ health advocacy groups insisted that social media websites Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram remove attorney advertising about Truvada's deadly side effects. The advertising was said to be inflammatory and frightening young same-sex couples away from using prophylactic HIV prevention drug Truvada. The ads were by lawyers seeking to find potential clients amongst HIV-positive Truvada users who were kept in the dark and physically harmed by Truvada's well-documented adverse side effects. Facebook and Twitter complied and removed the majority of ads. As a result, AIDS patients and those in a same-sex relationship wishing to prevent the spread of HIV are misinformed of the drug's risks. Without all of the information, a patient can not make a well-informed decision. Truvada lawsuit attorneys offer a free consultation with no obligation to file a claim, if you or a loved one have suffered from Truvada side effects leading to brittle broken bones or death.
Side effects of taking Truvada by HIV positive individuals attempting to slow the development of their disease include ketoacidosis, osteoporosis, and kidney and liver failure. These are the words of Truvada.com, and also the AIDS information pages of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NIH stresses, "Truvada can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include a buildup of lactic acid in the blood (lactic acidosis) and liver problems."
According to the NIH, Truvada users should monitor themselves for the early warning signs that Truvada could be making their blood dangerously acidic. Truvada users should watch for a feeling of weakness or abnormally tired and sleep not helping, muscle pain in general, shortness of breath, nausea, tingliness or coldness of the extremities, dizziness, or heart palpitations.
Early warning signs that Truvada has damaged the liver include yellow skin and eyes, dark urine, light-colored bowel movements, general loss of appetite, nausea, and stomach pain. Of all of these, jaundice, the yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes is most noticeable.
A person experiencing any of these symptoms should continue to take Truvada but see a doctor at once for specific guidance. The NIH warns that Truvada may cause "chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV). If you have both HIV and HBV and take Truvada, your HBV infection may get much worse (flare-up) if you stop taking Truvada. "
Hundreds of individuals have filed suit against Gilead Sciences for failing to warn them that Truvada could cause their bone breakages, kidney failure, ketoacidosis, and liver damage. Of all of these, osteoporosis is thought to be the most significant because a general deterioration of bone strength could cause a patient to become bedridden. There is also the fear of the unknown as to whether or not Truvada osteoporosis is permanent. It is now assumed that stoping taking Truvada could allow bone strength to return but no one knows for sure where the point of no return is. One thing AIDS patients know is that their AIDS will worsen rapidly and lead to death should they stop taking Truvada. With the backdrop of death from AIDS, many patients are willing to assume the risks of taking Truvada to extend their lives as long as possible.
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