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Friday, 12 August 2011 - 11:02

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcome the release of the Green Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI) for public comment. As organisations committed to the realisation of the right of everyone to have access to health care services, as guaranteed in section 27 of the Constitution, we value the opportunity to participate in what appears to be a clearly defined and well-considered policy development and implementation process that is to be accompanied and underpinned by...

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 12:46

This Draft Zero of the new National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB has been drafted based on inputs from a variety of sectors and provinces. It is important to note that several government departments and SANAC sectors are still in an internal consultation phase, and have yet to make their initial inputs.

This Draft Zero of the new National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB has been drafted based on inputs from a variety of sectors and provinces. It is important to note that several government departments and SANAC sectors are still in an internal...

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 - 13:01

A group of organisations working in HIV have written an open letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO), expressing concern over the organisation's scrapping of the release of technical guidelines on HIV testing and treatment for discordant couples. Follow the link to see the letter.

9 August 2011

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director‐General
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20,
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
 
OPEN LETTER: CONCERN ABOUT...
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Wednesday, 3 August 2011 - 00:00
On 10 August, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the HIV Clinicians Society of Southern Africa and SECTION27 (formerly the AIDS Law Project) will bring together scientists, clinicians, nurses, activists, policy makers and government to discuss the crisis of tuberculosis (TB) faced in South Africa.
 
On 10 August, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the HIV Clinicians Society of Southern Africa and SECTION27 (formerly the AIDS Law Project) will bring together scientists, clinicians,...
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011 - 00:00

New evidence presented this week at the International AIDS Society Conference in Rome confirms that by expanding eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) we could massively reduce new HIV infections.

At present most HIV-positive people in South Africa are only eligible for ART once there CD4 counts drop below 200 – only pregnant women and people co-infected with tuberculosis are eligible for ART at CD4 counts of 350. World Health Organization...
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