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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 - 13:01

A group of organisations working in HIV have written an open letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO), expressing concern over the organisation's scrapping of the release of technical guidelines on HIV testing and treatment for discordant couples. Follow the link to see the letter.

9 August 2011

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director‐General
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20,
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
 
OPEN LETTER: CONCERN ABOUT...
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Wednesday, 3 August 2011 - 00:00
On 10 August, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the HIV Clinicians Society of Southern Africa and SECTION27 (formerly the AIDS Law Project) will bring together scientists, clinicians, nurses, activists, policy makers and government to discuss the crisis of tuberculosis (TB) faced in South Africa.
 
On 10 August, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the HIV Clinicians Society of Southern Africa and SECTION27 (formerly the AIDS Law Project) will bring together scientists, clinicians,...
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011 - 00:00

New evidence presented this week at the International AIDS Society Conference in Rome confirms that by expanding eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) we could massively reduce new HIV infections.

At present most HIV-positive people in South Africa are only eligible for ART once there CD4 counts drop below 200 – only pregnant women and people co-infected with tuberculosis are eligible for ART at CD4 counts of 350. World Health Organization...
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Thursday, 14 July 2011 - 16:37

By Vuyiseka Dubula, TAC General Secretary

Being in Durban in 2011, eleven years after the first Aids conference in 2000 was a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The AIDS Conference in 2000 was a defining moment for the struggle for access to treatment.
 
The then South African President, Thabo Mbeki, spoke at the opening highlighting his lack of commitment to fight HIV/AIDS. He raised questions about the relationship between HIV and AIDS. Many people were dying of HIV in South Africa and access to treatment was a dream yet many people living with HIV...
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Friday, 1 July 2011 - 16:27

People with HIV on antiretroviral treatment or at the point where antiretroviral treatment is recommended need not be alarmed by a study that received wide media coverage this week. Antiretrovirals save lives. Their benefits far outweigh their risks.

People with HIV on antiretroviral treatment or at the point where antiretroviral treatment is recommended need not be alarmed by a study that received wide media coverage this week. Antiretrovirals save lives....

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