Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - People living with AIDS live longer and are exposed to more age-related diseases than years ago when people died from the disease prematurely. Age-related conditions may be intensified by taking antiretroviral treatments that include Truvada and the drug may cause more people to contract serious illnesses. Nature.com identified several illnesses that may be more deadly in AIDS patients taking ARV treatment. "PLWHA may be subject to accelerated aging, with earlier onset and a higher risk of acquiring many chronic illnesses," Nature.com reported. People living with AIDS experience more severe symptoms from diseases like "diabetes, hypertension, stroke, cancers, lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cognitive impairment," because they take Truvada. People living with AIDS also have higher incidences of "abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood sugar, and insulin resistance." Truvada lawyers offer a no obligation free consultation before filing a lawsuit claim.
In addition to causing age-related illnesses to be more severe, Truvada comes with severe side effects some of which may be life-threatening. Fred Hutch.Org describes some of the Truvada symptoms that are not highlighted in the product's warning literature. FH explains that "people living with AIDS, experience a higher incidence of non-AIDS related illness and death, often defined by chronic, low-level immune activation, and also, Truvada might cause changes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, a known site of chronic immune activation." AIDS patients need to take Truvada every day for the rest of their life for it to be effective and failing to take the drug for a day or two could result in the virus progressing. Doctors recommend that AIDS patients take their regular dose the moment they realized it was missed and not to double up to make up for the missed one.
The above revelations can be added to the plethora of medical problems that Truvada commonly causes. Truvada patients have reported reduced bone strength equal to the osteoporosis suffered by elderly women. As a result, Truvada patients report having brittle and broken bones. Critics say that Truvada's bone density issues are being overplayed and that they may be only temporary, however, Truvada is a lifetime antiretroviral medicine. Stopping taking Truvada for fear of developing osteoporosis is not recommended because the AIDS virus will get worse, leaving Truvada patients with a catch-22 situation. Truvada patients also report experiencing severe kidney dysfunction requiring dialysis and kidney transplant and also ketoacidosis which is overly acidic blood which can lead to stroke or heart attack.
Truvada's dangerous side effects and the suffering caused to thousands of patients may have been avoided if Gilead Sciences, the maker of Truvada, had been forthcoming and warned patients of the dangers. Plaintiffs suing Gilead allege the company had an equally-effective yet safer drug called Descovy ready years ago but withheld it from the market until 2020 when Truvada's patient expired to maximize the profit. The company put profits ahead of patient safety. Lawsuits seek reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering and all related damages.
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