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Sunday, 20 November 2011 - 10:56

Premier Helen Zille is once more raising the spectre of criminalising HIV transmission. This is an old debate.

Premier Helen Zille is once more raising the spectre of criminalising HIV transmission. This is an old debate. In 2001, the South African Law Reform Commission considered the matter and...

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Sunday, 20 November 2011 - 10:47

Below are two articles by Nathan Geffen (TAC) and Gavin Silber in response to premier Helen Zille's views on HIV transmission, criminalisation and who deserves treatment. The Premier's response to the critique of her views by Geffen and Silber is also included.

 By Gavin Silber and Nathan Geffen

 
Nov. 15, 2011
 
We take issue with Premier Helen Zille's views on HIV transmission, criminalisation and who deserves treatment. This is an expanded version of an article that was published in The Cape Argus on 15 November 2011.
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Thursday, 17 November 2011 - 14:26

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled in favour of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) and others in a matter concerning Adcock Ingram’s resistance to the MCC’s decision to cancel the registration of drugs containing dextropropoxyphene (DPP). The MCC made the decision in April 2011 after coming to the conclusion that the risks posed by such medicines outweigh their benefits.

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled in favour of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) and others in a matter concerning Adcock Ingram’s resistance to the MCC’s decision to...

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Thursday, 17 November 2011 - 13:57

A Joint Statement by Treatment Action Campaign, Treatment Action Group, HIV i-Base, European AIDS Treatment Group and SECTION27

17 November 2011

The exorbitant price of AIDS medicines, especially antiretrovirals, has been one of the main barriers to people with HIV accessing them, especially in developing countries. As activist organisations we have been at the forefront of many of the struggles to make medicines affordable.

A Joint Statement by Treatment Action Campaign, Treatment Action Group, HIV i-Base, European AIDS Treatment Group and SECTION27...

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 - 17:01

Press release
16 November 2011

(Cape Town) - Ten years ago this week, member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) signed the Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health (“the Doha Declaration”). Members were gathered in Doha to discuss valid concerns that an international agreement to protect intellectual property – the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)[1] - would undermine the ability of countries to achieve the right to health.

Press release
16 November...

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