Oct 13, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
Pharmacy Gives Man Wrong HIV Meds for Six Months
MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDominican_Gent saidSo... wait a minute!
Isn't Truvada supposed to be like this savior drug that you take one-a-day and live forever happy... And now it turns out that you need to take it with companion drugs or else you become immune to it?
Talk about mass false advertising and sugar coating!
There could be other variables that have not been made clear to us. A person with HIV needs to take a complete regimen to supprest the virus. An HIV negative person on prEP who gets tested regularly for HIV who might sero-convert might be able to take a complete regimen and not development resistance if he does so quickly. This guy was HIV+ for at least four months while not on a complete regimen to suppress the virus. So perhaps that is how his resistance developed? I am going to ask my doctor this. I'd really like to know.
But also, even if a person is taking prEP and still gets HIV and develops resistance there are other drugs to take the place of Truvada.
FRE0 saidFrom the article:
"Due to the agreement Ross’s client and the pharmacy reached earlier this year, the company could not be identified in this story...."
There should be a law against agreements that permit companies to hide their identity of the terms of the settlement.
Regarding preventing such errors, there should be procedures in place to prevent them without depending on perfect people.