The People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs) sector took the lead on Sunday at the HIV Clinicians Society conference that is currently taking place in Cape Town from 25-28 November at the CTICC. TAC WC and some of our partners had a picket outside CTICC against D4T and for the drug to be phased out in South Africa. After the picket the TAC PLWAs joined the D4T debate on the inside.
Why is a trial with d4T planned in South Africa, when we are doing our best to phase it out, which is recommended both by the WHO and our national guidelines?
PLWAs testified about their bad experience on D4T especially the side effects. There is an agreement amongst TAC PLWAs that D4T should be phased out in South Africa!
For more information about D4T and TACs position, visit out website at: www.tac.org.za