Wednesday, 22 September 2010 - 16:55

Activists to call a Day of Action on Tuesday September 28 in at least 20 African cities, and supported by groups around the world, to fully fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Maternal health and child mortality Millennium Development Goals in many countries can only be met if AIDS, TB and malaria are addressed and the Global Fund replenished with $20 billion over the next two weeks, say activists. “All countries...

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010 - 16:15

The Social Justice Coalition, Treatment Action Campaign, Equal Education, Free Gender, AIDS Legal Network, Luleka Lisizwe and Triangle Project are community-based organisations located in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Our organisations seek to address wide-ranging problems faced by our members – from inadequate sanitation and education, to HIV/TB and homophobia. Though our organisations remain focused on different campaigns, we are compelled by circumstance to express...

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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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