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Friday, 26 September 2008 - 14:07

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the appointments of Ms Barbara Hogan as the Minister of Health and Dr Molefi Sefularo as the Deputy Minister of Health. We congratulate President Motlanthe for making these excellent appointments.

We are confident that Hogan has the ability to improve the South African health system. She has been one of the few Members of Parliament to speak out against AIDS denialism and to offer support to the TAC, even during the worst period of AIDS denialism by former President Thabo Mbeki and former Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. 0n 14...

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Thursday, 25 September 2008 - 13:20

The combination of antiretroviral (ARV) and tuberculosis (TB) treatments could more than halve the mortality rate among patients coinfected with HIV and TB, according to a randomised open-label trial by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). 

 

The combination of antiretroviral (ARV) and tuberculosis (TB) treatments could more than halve the mortality rate among patients coinfected with HIV and TB, according to a randomised open-...

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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 - 16:35

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the AIDS Law Project (ALP) and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) have issued a joint statement demanding improved social assistance for people living with TB, HIV and other chronic illnesses. In particular the statement addresses recent changes to social assistance regulations; the cancellation and withdrawral of social grants for drug-resistant TB patients; the proposed chronic disease grant; and, the failure of disability grants to adequately provide for people living with chronic illness.

Recent Changes To Social...

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Monday, 8 September 2008 - 14:08

It has been explained to TAC by some of South Africa's leading demographers that the provincial and national prevalence reported in the antenatal survey for 2007 appears to have been calculated using a different methodology to 2006. The apparent decline in provincial and national prevalence in 2007 may therefore be a consequence of this change in methodology. Provincial prevalence is calculated using district prevalence. A comparison of antenatal prevalence at district level between 2006 and 2007 indicates that, if anything, there has been no decrease in prevalence. It is not necessarily...

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Thursday, 4 September 2008 - 14:49

Yanga Janet was released on bail for R500 last week. The case will be heard today (2 September 2008) outside the Khayelitsha Regional Court. TAC will be picketing outside the court to demand that justice is served.

On 8 April 2008, TAC filed an urgent application at the Cape High Court for protection against Yanga Janet who had been intimidating and threatening TAC members in Harare Khayelitsha. Janet had been one of the four accused in the Nandipha Makeke rape and murder case, but the charges against him were dismissed...

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