Friday, March 6, 2020 - The news has been filled with stories about how great Truvada is at preventing the spread of HIV from an HIV positive sexual person to their HIV negative sexual partner, however, the drug was originally intended to halt or slow the progression of AIDS symptoms in those already infected. Millions of people are living active and productive lives with the disease and have joined HIV support networks to share their experiences and links to research on the latest treatments for the disease. One of the prominent topics that groups have addressed is to educate the media and break down the stigma that was once attached to having AIDS and how the disease is spread. At one time lawmakers considered criminalizing those who were HIV positive. Truvada lawsuit attorneys offer a no obligation, free consultation to people that have suffered from Truvada side effects such as brittle broken bones and kidney failure before filing a claim.
Women's networks have formed to support women living with HIV to help improve their quality of life. One such network is called Positive Women's Network which is active in 10 regions of the US (PWN-USA). According to The Body.com, a resource for those living with HIV, "PWN-USA envisions a world where women living with HIV can live long, healthy, dignified and productive lives, free from stigma and discrimination. PWN-USA's mission is to engage all women living with HIV, in all our diversity, including gender identity and sexual expression, at all levels of policy and decision-making. PWN-USA supports 10 U.S. regional chapters, as well as numerous individual women advocates living with HIV." PWN's mission is to prepare all women living with HIV regardless of their gender identity, in all aspects of making informed health decisions. The group is politically active with local, state, and federal legislators to advance the rights of women living with HIV.
Another group, Positively Trans (T+) was formed to address the issues that have led to certain areas having the nation's highest rates of HIV transmission such as those in poorer communities in cities throughout the United States. According to their website: "T+ seeks to mobilize and promote the resilience of those trans people most impacted by or living with HIV/AIDS, particularly trans women of color, through research, policy advocacy, legal advocacy, and leadership strengthening."
The Sero Project deals with the stigma and discrimination in the workplace that continues to be associated with those who are HIV positive. "Sero Project is a network of people living with HIV and allies fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice. Sero is particularly focused on ending inappropriate criminal prosecutions of HIV-positive people for non-disclosure of their HIV status, potential or perceived HIV exposure and HIV transmission."
As diverse as these groups are in helping HIV positive individuals cope with the hurdles they must get over in life, they are united in taking drugs like Truvada to manage their disease. The prolonged use of Truvada has been shown to increase the risk of developing osteoporosis and kidney failure. If you or a loved one is taking Truvada, lawyers stand at the ready to represent you and your families affected by the drug's side effects and offer a free consultation.
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