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Monday, 6 July 2009 - 15:12

Geneva, July 6, 2009—In 22 countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia, and Asia and Pacific, disruption of HIV prevention and treatment programs is expected over the course of this year as a result of the global economic crisis, according to a new report from UNAIDS and the World Bank, released today.

According to the new report, ‘The Global Economic Crisis and HIV Prevention and Treatment Programmes: Vulnerabilities and Impact’, reports from agency staff in 71 countries indicate that eight countries are already facing shortages of antiretroviral drugs or other...

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Thursday, 2 July 2009 - 12:37

Join our march on 19 July 2009. Time: 4 pm.
Venue: Starts at Kaizergracht, ends at the Convention Centre.

Theme: Meet the NSP targets for HIV/TB treatment and prevention! Universal access now!

We are marching to highlight the challenges of meeting the NSP targets and improving the HAART and PMTCT programmes, challenges that can only be overcome by increasing and better using resources for health.
 

Why we need more resources for health
Join our march on 19 July 2009. Time: 4 pm.
Venue: Starts at Kaizergracht, ends at the Convention Centre.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009 - 12:22

On the 13th of June 2009 the Thembokhwezi Branch held a workshop which gave an overview of TAC and education on TB. The attendance was impressive and the workshop a success. This is what participants had to say.

 

On the 13th of June 2009 the Thembokhwezi Branch held a workshop which gave an overview of TAC and education on TB. The attendance was impressive and the workshop a success. This is what participants had to say.

Branch Leaders:

I am glad to be here because I learn things that I didn’t know, so I will be able to...

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009 - 10:49

 

Dr. Steve Andrews was a friend and doctor to many of TAC’s members and he will be greatly missed. Dr. Steve Andrews was a doctor committed to treatment for HIV and to providing excellent patient care. He was engaged in a number of HIV/AIDS organizations in South Africa and an ally in TAC’s campaign to reduce prices for treatment in South Africa. We would like to send our condolences to his family, Lala kahle Qabane, Rest in Peace Comrade Steve you will be remembered by your deeds.

Steve Andrews graduated as a medical doctor at the University of...

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Wednesday, 17 June 2009 - 10:52

The custom of ukuthwalwa is being abused in some remote areas of Lusikisiki. Once a custom of arranged marriages, ukuthwalwa has become a violent practise where young girls are being forced to marry older, widowed men may be HIV positive or have other sexually transmitted
infections. 

The custom of ukuthwalwa is being abused in some remote areas of Lusikisiki, including kwa Ncele, Khanayayo and Hlabathi. Once a custom of arranged marriages, ukuthwalwa has become a violent practise. In many cases, parents are arranging for young girls to marry without the
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