Wednesday, 28 April 2010 - 14:16

Gert Sibande district has an HIV prevalence rate of 40.5%, which is the highest in Mpumalanga province. The HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign is important to detecting new cases and increasing access to treatment, care and prevention in the district.  To effectively rollout a sustainable HCT Campaign, the district must address crippling human resource shortages. TAC is working in partnership with the Gert Sibande district Department of Health to advance a successful HCT campaign rollout and uptake of services.

Gert Sibande district has an HIV prevalence rate of 40.5%, which...

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Friday, 23 April 2010 - 14:01
On 1 April 2010, South Africa adopted new guidelines for the clinical management of HIV/AIDS. On this date the following documents were published by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC):
  • Clinical Guidelines for the Management of HIV&AIDS in Adults and Adolescents 2010
  • Clinical Guidelines: PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Guidelines) 2010
  • Guidelines for the Management of HIV in Children 2010

Attached is a...

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Friday, 23 April 2010 - 13:45

On 13 April 2010 Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi delivered his budget speech in Parliament. He reiterated the efforts that the Department of Health is undertaking to improve health outcomes and meet the targets of the HIV/AIDS & STIs National Strategic Plan (2007-2011) in line with carrying out its 10 point plan to transform the health sector.To implement improved health policies successfully, the need for community advocacy and mobilization is as great as ever, particularly in under-served and remote areas.

On 13 April 2010 Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi delivered his budget...

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 - 11:38

Andrew Warlick passed away tragically on Sunday 11 April 2010. His loss comes as a shock to many, and in particular the many within TAC whose lives he has touched.

Andrew was a TAC employee and member for five years. During the years of AIDS denialism, Andrew worked in TAC’s policy, communication and research department to promote an effective, evidence-based policy framework for HIV treatment, prevention and care in South Africa.

Andrew used to work closely with some TAC district offices. He particularly loved doing grassroots work in Lusikisiki, where his efforts were much...

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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

The AIDS Law...

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