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Monday, 19 April 2010 - 12:06

PRESS RELEASE 15 April 2010

The AIDS Law Project is encouraged by the health minister's commitment to strengthen the public health system, set clear targets for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and the urgency in tackling the country's health crisis.

We draw particular attention to following issues raised in his speech:

  • The price of antiretrovirals (ARVs)
  • Human Resources for Health
  • Intended Legislative Reforms
     

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Friday, 9 April 2010 - 18:04

TAC Khayelitsha was honoured on the 12th March 2010 by the department of health for being the NGO organization with the most condoms distribution in the Western Cape.

 

TAC Khayelitsha was honoured on the 12th March 2010 by the department of health for being the NGO organization with the most condoms...

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Tuesday, 6 April 2010 - 13:30

Dr Molefi Sefularo was born in Potchefstroom in the North West in 1957. He was appointed MEC for Health in the North West in 1994. In 2008 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Health by former President Kgalema Motlanthe. He was reappointed in this position in May 2009 by the current President Jacob Zuma.

Dr Sefularo played a very important role in the National Ministry of Health at the end of state-backed AIDS denialism. He also represented a sense of continuity to the leadership of the National Department of Health at the time. His sudden departure will be felt in the Ministry of...

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Friday, 2 April 2010 - 12:29

TAC welcomes the implementation of the updated HIV treatment guidelines, recently published by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC). The updated guidelines came into effect on 1 April 2010. The guidelines are available on the SANAC website at www.sanac.org.za.

The updated guidelines adopt some of the recent recommendations made by the World Health Organization (WHO). Most notably, the guidelines phase out the use of stavudine (d4T) in favour of tenofovir (TDF). TDF has fewer side effects and requires fewer treatment switches than d4T...

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Thursday, 1 April 2010 - 13:40

On 30 March, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) member and world renowned musician Annie Lennox visited TAC’s Khayelitsha office to film the activities of TAC’s prevention and treatment literacy programme.

Lennox is the founder of the ‘SING Campaign’, which raises money for programmes that support women and children that have been affected by HIV. The ‘SING campaign’ is a funder of TAC’s Eastern Cape prevention and treatment literacy programme.

On 30 March, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) member and world renowned musician Annie Lennox visited TAC’s Khayelitsha office to film...

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