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Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 22:16

A speech delivered on Sunday 23rd July by Treatment Action Campaign Deputy General Secretary, Sibongile Tshabalala, at the International AIDS Society conference in Paris, France on behalf of activists at the conference.
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We lost gogo Prudence Nobantu Mabele. She died in 2017 with a CD4 count of 14. She was the first black woman to publicly disclose her HIV status in 1992 at 21 years old.
 
She was one of the world’s most visible people living with HIV. She was deputy chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council, working...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:18

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the announcement that the University of Zululand will provide HIV treatment to students and staff on campus. If implemented effectively, this should provide an easier and quicker system for people to collect their ARVs and therefore ensure better treatment adherence. 

Making medicines more accessible will benefit the health of all people living with HIV on campus. The evidence is clear that earlier treatment reduces serious adverse events like TB and various cancers. Adhering properly to HIV treatment is critical to staying healthy....

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 17:33

Mark Heywood paid tribute to AIDS, human rights and gender activist Prudence Mabele who recently passed away.
July 19th 2017
 
My dear friend and comrade Prudence,
 
Thank you for honoring me as a “friend” to speak at your funeral. You have many beautiful friends and comrades, so I am not sure why I am the one to speak. That is why first I must pay tribute to your better friends and comrades and thank them for the support and love they have shown you during and after life.
 
Prudence you were an activist, a warrior woman, a woman in a line...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 - 07:19

KWAGGAFONTEIN, 17th JULY 2017 – Today 50 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga are picketing outside Goederede Clinic because of its failure to provide adequate healthcare services to the community. Patients who use the clinic face excessive waiting times, poor staff attitudes, undignified and unhygienic toilets, and shortages of medicines and equipment. Despite efforts to engage staff and authorities since last year, the problems at the clinic have yet to be resolved.
 
“TAC receives complaint after complaint from people in the community about...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 15:31

In September last year, TAC Vosloorus marched to Thelle Mogoerane Hospital to highlight the ongoing crisis at the facility and demanded urgent intervention by the provincial health department. Yet, to date, the crisis continues to threaten people’s health, rights and lives.
 
During an unannounced visit this month, TAC branch members found a number of ongoing challenges that have yet to be resolved.
 
When interviewed, several patients explained that there had...

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