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Tuesday, 29 January 2002 - 00:00

Joint Press Release of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), and Oxfam, Generic AIDS Drugs Offer New Lease on Life to South Africans Importation of generics cuts price in half
29 January 2002, Johannesburg:

Yesterday, three members of the Treatment
Action Campaign, (TAC) returned to South Africa from Brazil carrying
generic drugs manufactured for use in an AIDS treatment program in
Khayelitsha.  At a press conference today, TAC and MSF explained that the
drugs carried from Brazil were the second shipment of Brazilian...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2002 - 00:00

1.What medicines have been imported from Brazil?

TAC and MSF have imported generic antiretroviral medicines from Brazil.
The scientific names for these medicines are Zidovudine (AZT), Lamivudine
and Nevirapine. For part of the imported batch, AZT and Lamivudine are
combined together into one capsule.

2.What are these medicines used for?

They stop HIV from reproducing in the human body. This allows the immune
systems of people who have HIV/AIDS to get better (reconstitute). These
medicines have been shown to help people with HIV/AIDS...

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Wednesday, 22 September 1999 - 00:00

 

 
TAC - HIV & AIDS Treatment Action Campaign
PO Box 31104, Braamfontein 2017,Tel:
011-403 0265 Facsimile: 011 - 403 2106
Email: shasha@netactive.co.za

 

 

 
TAC - HIV & AIDS Treatment Action Campaign
PO Box 31104, Braamfontein 2017,Tel:
011-403 0265 Facsimile: 011 - 403 2106
Email: shasha@netactive.co.za

 

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers....
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Tuesday, 20 April 1999 - 00:00

We would like to commend the decision of Justice Edwin Cameron for his stand on openness before the Judicial Services Commission today. For many years before his appointment as a Judge, Justice Cameron was one of the pioneers of calls for human rights, equality, dignity and privacy for all people -- including people with HIV and AIDS. His decision today is in keeping with this.

Justice Cameron's openness is a courageous personal step. It has been taken after careful consideration of the impact that it will have on his personal life -- as well as on the lives of other people living...
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Thursday, 10 December 1998 - 00:00

The National Assocation of People Living with AIDS/HIV,NAPWA (SA) has initiated the Treatment Action Campaign to draw attention to the unnecessary suffering and AIDS-related deaths of thousands of people in Africa, Asia and South America. These human rights violations are the result of poverty and the unaffordability of HIV/AIDS treatment.

The Treatment Action Campaign calls on the Minister of Health, Dr. Zuma and Trevor Manuel, the Minister of Finance to meet immediately with the National Association of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) and HIV/AIDS NGOs to plan for resources to...

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