Truvada is a prescription medication used for HIV-1 treatment and prevention. It was the first drug approved by the FDA to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at a high risk of becoming infected and who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected individuals. Truvada is to be taken daily and used for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in combination with safer sex practices in order to reduce the risk of a sexually acquired HIV-1 infection. The drug can also be used to treat individuals who have tested positive for HIV-1 and make it more difficult to pass it onto others.
On May 8, 2018, two lawsuits were filed against Gilead Sciences, Inc. over its promotion of HIV medication that causes permanent damage to the kidneys and bones as well as the company’s suppression of a safer version of the drug that is less toxic. The lawsuits include a personal injury lawsuit and a class action lawsuit, both of which were filed by California HIV patients in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles. These individuals suffered bone and kidney damage as a result of taking Gilead medications containing the active ingredient tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF).
If you or a loved one used Truvada and later experienced:
You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.
There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.
Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death.
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