Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - While it may seem like people are lining up around the corner to get their hands on Truvada, there are still many hurdles that have to be navigated before one is eligible to receive the once-daily PReP drug. The first and most important safety aspect of the Truvada program is that a person must by HIV-negative before starting and all the while during taking TRUVADA for PrEP. A person who wishes to receive Truvada must show proof of having a negative HIV test that was performed immediately before applying for the drug. From there Truvada patients are required to be tested every 90 days. It is imperative that both or all parties in the sexual relationship be HIV tested.
Unfortunately, such HIV tests can fail to detect a recent infection. Truvada applicants should self-monitor for flu-like symptoms, high fever, aches and pains, and the like. Truvada.com tells applicants: "Symptoms of new HIV-1 infection include tiredness, fever, joint or muscle aches, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, night sweats, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin." Truvada kidney failure lawyers have vast experience handling pharmaceutical claims against big corporations and offer a free consultation to Americans suffering from broken bones or kidney failure due to the side effects from taking Truvada.
A second requirement that has to be met by a Truvada patient is that one must continue to practice safe sex such as always wearing a condom and remaining in a monogamous relationship. Social experts fear that Truvada is nothing more than a license for promiscuous homosexual activity and that Truvada patients that no longer fear to become HIV positive will stop wearing a condom. Such behavior would be catastrophic and potentially lead to an epidemic outbreak of other deadly sexually transmitted diseases like Syphilis and Gonorrhea. A Truvada patient needs to know their STD status as having another sexually transmitted disease decreases Truvada's effectiveness. Truvada applicants must continue to take their medication for other STDs and consult their doctor for how the drugs will interact with each other. Truvada patients are also advised that the drug must be taken daily to be effective. The more daily doses of Truvada that one misses, the greater one's chance of becoming infected increases.
A person contemplating Truvada needs to be aware of the potentially deadly side effects that the drug carries and that very little about the drug's safety can be guaranteed because the drug is relatively new. In effect, Truvada patients are automatically part of a post-market study and the severity of their side effects will be recorded and studied going forward. So far Truvada patients have experienced broken hips, legs. and arms from diminished bone strength called osteoporosis as a result of taking Truvada. It is not known if the loss of bone density is reversible or permanent. Truvada patients also experience kidney problems, including kidney failure that could require kidney dialysis or a kidney transplant. Truvada patients are also at risk for developing lactic acidosis and severe liver problems that could be fatal.
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