On Friday, 3 June 2011, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Khayelitsha, (MSF), City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government Department of Health celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the first public sector Antiretroviral Treatment program in South Africa. Today, approximately 20,000 people in Khayelitsha are on ARV treatment.
Even with the current political will to provide treatment, and even as we are celebrating ten years of ARVs, the challenges before us remain immense. We still have far too many new infections and far too many people who are in need of treatment are not accessing it. TAC will continue to campaign for comprehensive healthcare services for people living with HIV/AIDS, both in Khayelitsha, and in South Africa as a whole.