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Thursday, 1 December 2011 - 11:34

Today, 1 December 2011, World AIDS Day, TAC and SECTION27 join the rest of South Africa and the world in welcoming the launch of a new five year National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs (2012-2016). The plan’s target is that by 2016 80% of people are on ARV treatment, that deaths from TB have been halved, and that new HIV infections are cut by 50%. This plan is unique, because millions of people’s lives depend on its successful implementation. Already there are over a million people on treatment. By the time the plan is complete that number must be three million.

We welcome...

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Monday, 28 November 2011 - 00:00

On 27 November 2011, Marian Shinn – the DA spokesperson on science and technology – issued a press release entitled “Zuma must fast track approval for HIV/Aids gel”. In accusing the Medicines Control Council (MCC) of subjecting the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) “to a bureaucratic ping-pong match”, Shinn raised concerns about alleged delays in the approval of CAPRISA’s proposed clinical trial (CAPRISA 008).

TAC/SECTION27 statement

28 November 2011
 
On 27 November 2011, Marian Shinn – the...
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Thursday, 24 November 2011 - 15:20

The TAC is an award winning South African social movement campaigning to save the lives of people living with HIV and TB. In the 12 years since it was established TAC has helped to save and better millions of people’s lives in South Africa. It has also contributed to the deepening of democracy in South Africa, through its use of the courts, advocacy and promotion of human rights constitutionalism. Internationally, TAC has been one of the most influential AIDS activist movements; an organisation that has catalysed action on HIV/AIDS across the world. Yet today TAC faces a real threat of...

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Monday, 21 November 2011 - 00:00
For immediate release
 
  • We call on all South African Members of Parliament to vote against the Protection of State Information Bill this week
  • Join the Right2Know protests this week
For immediate release
 
  • We call on all South African Members of Parliament to vote against the Protection of State Information Bill this week
  • Join the Right2Know protests this week
A...
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Sunday, 20 November 2011 - 10:56

Premier Helen Zille is once more raising the spectre of criminalising HIV transmission. This is an old debate.

Premier Helen Zille is once more raising the spectre of criminalising HIV transmission. This is an old debate. In 2001, the South African Law Reform Commission considered the matter and...

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