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Friday, 9 November 2007 - 00:00

 On the evening of 8 November 2007, about 5,000 people marched through the streets of Cape Town at the onset of the 38th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health to demand better TB education, prevention, treatments and cures. A global call was handed over to the organisers of the conference. The march was a joint initiative of the Treatment Action Campaign and the AIDS & Rights Alliance of Southern Africa.

 On the evening of 8 November 2007, about 5,000 people marched through the streets of Cape Town at the onset of the 38th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health to...

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Wednesday, 7 November 2007 - 00:00

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  • TAC lodges complaint against MSD and Merck over failure to license key antiretroviral drug, efavirenz, on reasonable terms.
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    • TAC lodges complaint against MSD and Merck over failure to license key antiretroviral drug, efavirenz, on reasonable terms.
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Sunday, 4 November 2007 - 00:00

Tomorrow, TAC's Gauteng branches will march in Germiston to demand better maternal health and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services in the Ekurhuleni district. We want the health facilities in this district to become a model of excellent PMTCT delivery that other hospitals and clinics across the country can emulate.

Tomorrow, TAC's Gauteng branches will march in Germiston to demand better maternal health and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services in the Ekurhuleni district. We want the health facilities in this district to become a...

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Friday, 2 November 2007 - 00:00

On Wednesday, Sowetan newspaper ran a disturbing story about a man on antiretrovirals who had a particularly bad case of lipodystrophy and grew breasts. This story highlights the need for doctors and nurses to monitor antiretroviral side-effects closely and to take patients concerns about their side-effects seriously. It also shows how important it is for patients to inform their health providers as soon as they experience possible side-effects. 

On Wednesday, Sowetan newspaper ran a disturbing story about a man on antiretrovirals who had a particularly bad case of lipodystrophy and...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2007 - 00:00

The Department of Health has asked for the statement below, on recalled condoms, to be distributed widely. It is critical to restore confidence in government's condom distribution programme and therefore the Treatment Action Campaign encourages the distribution of this statement. We welcome the Department's commitment to resolving this issue. We ask the Department and the South African Bureau of Standards to follow this up by indicating precisely what measures they have taken to reduce the likelihood of faulty condoms passing quality control again.

The Department of Health has...

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