Stories from the ground

TB infection control falls short in many clinics – TAC survey

–        Government must urgently conduct an infection control audit of all public facilities   JOHANNESBURG, THURSDAY 23rd MARCH: In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) assessed the state of TB infection control in a number of clinics across South Africa. Of 158 facilities assessed, 114 were found to […]

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“Without TAC I don’t know where I would be in life”

“Without TAC I don’t know where I would be in life” 50-year-old Francinah Chauke joined the Treatment Action Campaign when she was a young woman of 34, back in 2007 after she tested HIV positive on her third pregnancy. Francinah was living with her brother at the time who threw her out of the household […]

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Why Social Activism is Critical to Making Democracy Work: “Twitter Townhall” Thursday 7pm

On Monday Daily Maverick journalist Stephen Grootes wrote: “Saving the TAC would give us many things. It would save a voice that South Africans have created that speaks truth to power. A rare, apolitical voice. It would keep alive a network across the country that still saves lives to this day. It would make sure that […]

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TAC & SECTION27 Activists Gearing up for the Soweto Marathon Tomorrow

Tomorrow activists from the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 will run the Soweto Marathon wearing their distinctive HIV positive vests, singing, and handing out condoms on route. The Soweto Marathon marks the start of a month long fundraising drive, which aims to raise much needed funds to continue the critical work of the TAC. Back in […]

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#CoughUpTheTBMoney – Civil society calls for tripling of money for TB research

BARCELONA, 29th OCTOBER 2014: Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from across the globe called on governments to dramatically increase spending on research and development (R&D) for new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). Treatment options for people with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) are particularly challenging. Spending must be […]

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“When you start running you even forget that you are HIV positive”

Tshawe Sithile Nohaya is the Ferrari of the TAC Runners/Walkers for Health group. His pedigree includes a staggering 15 Comrades Ultra-Marathons, 10 Two Oceans Ultra-Marathons and many more, at least 300 races over his 18 year running career. Tshawe will be clearing the road for the TAC 42km bus, aiming to cross the finish line […]

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“TAC has managed to save millions of people lives”

Qhaba Mosuli will be part of the TAC’s 42km bus in the Soweto Marthon on Sunday 2nd November and he is calling for your much needed sponsorship and support! This man has in his short three year running career managed to run more than 10 marathons including the Two Oceans, Comrades, Cape Town and Soweto marathons.  Question: […]

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“I run for TAC because I am alive after being on ARV’s for 11 years mostly thanks to TAC”

Vuyiseka is a TAC member from Cape Town openly living with HIV. On Sunday 2nd November Vuyiseka will be running the 42km Soweto Marathon and she is calling for your much needed sponsorship and support!   Back in 2012 the TAC formed a famous ‘bus’ in the Soweto Marathon made up of over 100 people. This helped […]

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Functional cure of HIV-positive infant

Recent news reports across the world included the incredible information that a baby had been cured of HIV. Is this really true? This news was presented at an HIV medical conference (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) in Atlanta on March 4th. Researchers reported that a 26-month old child, born with HIV and given antiretroviral […]

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TAC turns 14 years old – In memory of former chief justice Arthur Chalskason

Today the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)  turns 14 years old. Since we were born on the steps of St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on International Human Rights Day 1998, it seems like the world has changed. This year’s birthday comes as a time where many celebrate signs that we moving to the right direction […]

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Building local, national, & international activism

TAC runners’ reflect on the Comrades 2012: from comrades to Comrades

The Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) running team, Runners for Health, have successfully completed the 2012 Comrades Marathon. Seven of the runners finished the race in time to receive a medal – six managed to get bronze medals. Read what team members had to say about their experience of the marathon here. The Treatment Action Campaign’s […]

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TAC would like to thank the Varsity Kudus for their drive to raise money for the participation of Runners for Health in the upcoming Comrades Marathon.

TAC would like to thank the Varsity Kudus for their drive to raise money for the participation of Runners for Life in the upcoming Comrades Marathon. The Varsity Kudus are a running group based at Wits University in Johannesburg. TAC secretariat member and avid runner, Mark Heywood, belongs to the Kudus club. Runners for Life […]

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Building local, national, & international activism

TAC would like to thank the Varsity Kudus for their drive to raise money for the participation of Runners for Health in the upcoming Comrades Marathon.

The Varsity Kudus is a running group based at Wits University in Johannesburg. TAC secretariat member and avid runner, Mark Heywood, belongs to the Kudus club. Runners for Health is a running group of TAC that was organised and is lead by TAC’s General Secretary, Vuyiseka Dubula. Runners for Health aim to participate in the […]

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Activists running for health

  APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FOR HIV ACTIVISTS WHO ARE RUNNIG FOR HEALTH! The runners for health, a group of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are taking up the challenge to encourage other fellow activists and ordinary people living with HIV to join this new wellness and physical health initiative. The runners will take […]

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TAC remembers Winstone Zulu (1964-2011)

Winstone Zulu, the first Zambian to live openly with HIV, a brave AIDS activist who rebelled against Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS denialism and an outspoken proponent for the rights of people with HIV and TB, died on 12 October 2011. He was a brave AIDS activist who rebelled against Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS denialism 14 October 2011 […]

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