We wish to inform you that TAC has a made a submission to the Department of Health (DoH) and the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) on the new draft DoH Guidelines on the Management of HIV in Health Facilities. The submission will be presented today by Zackie Achmat at a meeting of SANAC's Techinal Task Team on HIV Treatment, Care and Support. Later this month the submission will also be presented at the SANAC Plenary.
There is a demonstration organised by TAC outside the Pretoria High Court today at 11am today in support of SASFU's court case against the SANDF to try and stop discrimination against HIV-positive soldiers.
For further details of the court case, see: http://www.tac.org.za/community/node/2286
For comment, please call:
Nonkosi Khumalo (TAC Chairperson and AIDS Law Project Head of Public Education & Training): 074 194 5911
Matile Mmagare (President of SASFU): 073 157 1611
Sipho Mthetwa (An applicant in the case): 072 729 5624
Dear Journalists: The Treatment Action Campaign and AIDS Law Project have helped to establish an Emergency Civil Society Task Team on Xenophobia and Violence for the Western Cape.