Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - Truvada is an integral part of the most heavily-used antiretroviral treatment for managing AIDS. AIDS needs no explanation, but for the record, Wikipedia's definition is straightforward. "The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus that infect humans. Over time, they cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive." Truvada builds up in the bloodstream and effectively blocks HIV from progressing. Truvada does not cure AIDS but makes it more manageable to live with the disease. Truvada also serves a second useful purpose. HIV-negative individuals that are in a monogamous relationship with an HIV-positive sexual partner take Truvada to prevent spreading the disease. Truvada has the benefit of not only suppressing HIV in those with the disease, but the drug is 99.9% effective in preventing it from spreading. National attorneys representing people taking Truvada that have suffered or are suffering from Truvada side effects should consult with a Truvada lawyer to help evaluate your claim during a free consultation before filing a lawsuit.
Truvada's HIV prevention success rate is dependent on several other factors in addition to taking the drug. Truvada must be taken every day to accumulate to a level where it is effective. Also, one must wear a condom and not engage in promiscuous sex. Those are enormous ifs. Taking a double dose the day after missing one does absolutely no good. The same holds for missing several doses. Family physicians have been hesitant to prescribe Truvada, thinking that the above drawbacks amount to granting homosexuals a license to have unprotected promiscuous sex. Truvada does nothing to prevent the spread of other life-altering sexual infections and diseases like Gonorrhea and Syphilis.
Another very significant drawback about Truvada is that it is prohibitively expensive for those without health insurance. One month's supply of Truvada can cost about $1800. To make matters worse, the leading health insurance provider in the US is no longer covering those who switch to Descovy, Gilead Science's safer and equally effective alternative, and instead will only pay for the generic alternative, of which there is currently only one. All Truvada patents will have expired by September 2021, and only then will Truvada face large-scale generics generic drug competition and drive down the price. Only then will Truvada's HIV prevention monopoly be broken. Even those with insurance pay around $200-$400 every month in mandatory Truvada medical follow up visits.
Of all of Truvada's shortcomings, none can compare to the adverse side effects HIV positive people that have taken the drug have reported including causing osteoporosis and kidney failure. Many have hired Truvada Bone Breakage and Kidney Failure Lawyers to help them sort out their legal rights to file a claim against Gilead Sciences that appear to have been more interested in protecting their Truvada monopoly than in introducing their safer alternative drug called Descovy. Truvada is reported to allegedly cause bone density loss that has lead to broken arms and legs and kidney failure that requires dialysis and sometimes transplants.
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