Monday, 27 April 2009 - 10:51


Less than a year ago i tested positive after being continuosly sick and not getting any better. I started off with a CD4 count of 109 and six months later it has shot up to 341. I am lucky in that I have a family that was ready to support and help but despite this i have been fighting depression, feelings of self hatred, worthlessness and the feeling of running out of time. I have trawled the Internet and have gone to as many clinics to find information about this virus. I'm having to evaluate my priorities and the "point" to my still being here, alive, etc... Not so much as the...

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Thursday, 16 April 2009 - 23:51

The DA leader in the Gauteng legislature, Jack Bloom, has written a statement defending the Pope's recent widely reported scepticism of condoms. Bloom's comments show a poor appreciation of AIDS science. His attempt to rescue the Pope is flawed.

By Nathan Geffen, TAC Treasurer

(This article was originally published on...

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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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