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Thursday, 16 April 2009 - 00:41

A number of people concerned about the proliferation of untested medicines on the South African market have written an open letter to the Medicines Control Council.
Please contact Roy Jobson of Rhodes University for queries about the letter.

According to the letter:
"Manufacturers and marketers of these products continue to submit their information in terms of the expired call up. This information continues to be accepted by the Medicines Regulatory Affairs Cluster...

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Monday, 6 April 2009 - 17:05

The Treatment Action Campaign is saddened by the departure of Cde Violet Seboni, the Deputy President of Cosatu, who passed away in a car accident on the 3 April 2009. Violet was a leader in the workers' struggle and a champion of poor people in South Africa.

We send our deepest sympathy to the Seboni family, COSATU, and to the nation.

Lala ngoxolo Qabane! Akuhlanga lungehliyo
 

Monday, 6 April 2009 - 17:02

Nurse-initiated and managed ART and other interventions can help meet 
South Africa's national HIV/AIDS care and treatment goals


At the IV South Africa AIDS Conference, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit (RHRU) of University of Witwatersrand, the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) called upon government to urgently implement expanded roles for health care workers in the delivery of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services through task-shifting, in order to achieve the treatment targets set forth in the South...

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Friday, 3 April 2009 - 14:02

On Thursday 2 April, TAC activists together with many other HIV activists held a protest at the 4th Southern African AIDS Conference in Durban. The focus of the protest was 'HIV is not in recession!', timed to coincide with the G20 meeting in London and the focus of world leaders on costing a multi-trillion dollar bailout to stabilise the global economy.

As activists peacefully toyi-toyi'd from the people living with HIV gathering room, security guards began to amass. By the time protesters had walked downed the stairs, they were surrounded by a human chain of guards. As activists...

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Friday, 3 April 2009 - 11:30

On the 6th of June 2006 almost three years ago I discovered that I was HIV positive. I was for the first time permanently lost for words, but at least I was finally at peace with why I was dismissed from DHL International a courier company based in Isando few months earlier due to an unknown illness, it was ‘HIV’ my CD4 count was less than 280 I was constantly sick I was coughing blood, losing weight, and fatigue was kicking in, I was emotionally and intellectually incapacitated, but unlike millions I had a chance to change my life and turn things around for better. I must admit it was...

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