Monday, 20 September 2010 - 15:01


On September 21st 2010 Chinese activist Tian Xi will go on trial in Henan Province charged with “suspicion of intentional destruction to property.” Tian Xi is HIV positive and was infected with HIV as a child as a result of a blood transfusion at the time when thousands of people in Henan and other provinces were infected with HIV through state-sponsored blood selling programs in the 1990s. In an unprecedented action, activists from across China will attend Tian Xi’s trial to express solidarity with him. The Treatment Action...

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Thursday, 16 September 2010 - 01:07

A call to action by the Treatment Action Campaign

The Global Fund will hold its third Voluntary Replenishment Conference on 4-5 October. Governments and donors must ensure that sufficient funding is made available to the Global Fund to support universal access to HIV and TB treatment, prevention and care. From 20 - 28 September, TAC will be participating in the global week of action. During this week HIV activists, public health experts, concerned citizens and communities will carry out a number of actions globally to pressure governments to commit to full...

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Thursday, 9 September 2010 - 11:24

The risk of dying if you have multi-drug-resistant (MDR) or extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB is very high. Data presented at last year's Conference on Retroviruses showed that 69% of patients died within one year of presenting with MDR TB in Tugela Ferry. For XDR TB it was even worse at 82%. Over time, deaths for patients with MDR TB declined from 87% to 45% but there was no significant decline in deaths for patients with XDR TB. Several new promising drugs are being developed for TB includingTMC207 and OPC-67683 - these drugs are in different stages of development. There are...

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Wednesday, 25 August 2010 - 15:08

A week into the public sector strike the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 regret that no agreement has been reached between striking public service workers and the government.  We support the demands of workers and their right to strike. But we regret the growing polarisation, pain and loss of life. This is now a political crisis that requires political leadership and a solution.

                                                                                                                             Themba Hadebe/ AP Photo

We Demand Political...

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Thursday, 19 August 2010 - 00:00

We publish correspondence between the TAC and the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government about the Tara KLamp, an unsafe circumcision device that the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health has used in approximately 1,000 circumcisions.


Here we publish correspondence between the TAC and the Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) Government about an unsafe circumcision device called the Tara KLamp.

On 12 July 2010, the TAC sent a letter to the KZN MEC for Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, alerting him to our concerns about the rollout of the Tara KLamp in Kwazulu-Natal. At that point approximately...

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