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On the 6th of June 2006 almost three years ago I discovered that I was HIV positive. I was for the first time permanently lost for words, but at least I was finally at peace with why I was dismissed from DHL International a courier company based in Isando few months earlier due to an […]

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TWO YEARS OF STRUGGLE, JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED

Update on case no: /CR no.101/06/07 Comrades, This is to update you about the above case that was reported in Lusikisiki and supported by TAC comrades that today was theeeeee day that the perpetrator (Sonwabo Mangcongoza) was found guilty by the lusikisiki court of raping Nomthandazo Radebe who was 18 then and a TAC member, […]

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Pope statement

Very important statement on Pope released.

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Pope is wrong

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) acknowledges the excellent work done by churches worldwide to address the HIV epidemic. The groundswell of support from churches in caring for people with HIV has often meant that people have access to essential services who would otherwise have suffered and died needlessly. The church is one of the greatest […]

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Pope’s comments on condoms are wrong and irresponsible

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) acknowledges the excellent work done by churches worldwide to address the HIV epidemic. The groundswell of support from churches in caring for people with HIV has often meant that people have access to essential services who would otherwise have suffered and died needlessly. The church is one of the greatest […]

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TAC Mopani at Mariveni TB and HIV Campaign

                   The campaign was held at the Mariveni clinic which falls under Tzaneen Sub-District. The attendance included learners from local schools, elder people from the village and it was also blessed by the Ndunas of the Mariveni village. This was made successful by the clinic committee, clinic management and the partners organisation which among […]

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Justice prevails: Minister Balfour’s appeal application in “MM” case dismissed

This morning, Judge Brian Southwood dismissed Minister Balfour’s application for leave to appeal against the decision by the Northern Gauteng High Court ordering that TAC and ALP be given access to the report of the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons (JIOP) regarding the death of prisoner ‘MM’. MM died in a Westville prison after having been […]

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Minister of Correctional Services appeals court order to release report on death of HIV positive prisoner “MM”

The Minister of Correctional Services (DCS) has applied for leave to appeal against the decision by the Northern Gauteng High Court in the ‘MM’ case. This case was brought by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and our attorneys, the AIDS Law Project, to be given access to the report of the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons […]

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TAC mourns the death of David Bourne

David Bourne died suddenly on 24 February 2009. He was a Chief Research Officer in the University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine. Those of us in TAC and the ALP who worked with him enjoyed his vibrant, warm personality and the glee he enthusiastically conveyed whenever he called one of […]

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Health Minister and UNAIDS Executive Director visit TAC Khayelitsha, impressed by Khayelitsha health model

  Minister of Health Barbara Hogan and incoming UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé paid a visit this week to TAC and MSF in Khayelitsha. Minister Hogan was highly impressed by her visit and has promised to look into Khayelitsha’s successful health model, used to fight against HIV/AIDS, and see if it can be transplanted into […]

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TAC and ALP win major court victory: Pretoria High Court orders Minister to hand over report into inmate’s death

Today, the Pretoria High Court handed down judgment in the matter of Treatment Action Campaign v Minister of Correctional Services and Another (case no. 18379/2008). The judgment is available online at www.alp.org.za. In short, Justice Southwood’s decision provides as follows:  It orders the Minister of Correctional Services (“the Minister”) to furnish the Treatment Action Campaign […]

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TAC and FOTAC UK endorse statement by Sonke Gender Justice Network condemning comments made by Julius Malema

  The Treatment Action Campaign and Friends of TAC (FOTAC) UK strongly endorse the following statement released yesterday by Sonke Gender Justice Network condemning recent offensive, sexist comments made by ANC Youth League President Julius Malema: Sonke Gender Justice Network Strongly Condemns Comments Made by Julius Malema, ANC Youth League Leader: Cape Town/Johannesburg, 28 January […]

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Update on Zimbabwe Health and Political Crisis

The political troubles in Zimbabwe have taken a toll on the population’s health. A severe cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe and the surrounding region including South Africa, Angola, and Mozambique continues to claims more lives. The situation is critical. Many people are struggling to get clean water and enough food. The cholera epidemic seems to be […]

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Arrest of MSM in Senegal

Photo: President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal. Source Wikipedia. On December 22 2008, nine men were arrested in Senegal and charged with “committing acts against nature” and “establishing an illegal organization”. On January 6 2009 they were convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison. It is believed that the charges were laid against these individuals […]

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Release Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei

Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei, two prominent HIV physicians have been imprisoned in Iran since June 2008. Please sign the Physicians for Human Rights petition calling for their release. Also, please contact the Iranian mission to the UN and urge the Iranian government to release them. Update on 20 January: It appears Kamiar and Arash […]

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