Thursday, 6 May 2010 - 14:45

On Wednesday 5 May, the opening day of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) in Dar Es Salaam, a group of nine AIDS activists from across the continent were detained for questioning by Tanzanian authorities after they handed over a memorandum entitled “Health is Wealth”, which emphasised the need for increased investment in health and particularly HIV, TB and Malaria in Africa, to two prominent speakers at the WEF.

Michaela Clayton, Director of the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa expressed her concern about these actions on the part of the Tanzanian authorities, ‘...

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Wednesday, 5 May 2010 - 09:13

4 May 2010, Dar Es Salaam – Donors and African governments are making callous and unwise decisions on funding commitments to HIV and global health, according to a group of African health and human rights activists gathered in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to carry out strategic planning and advocacy in the lead-up to the World Economic Forum on Africa from 5-7 May.

Activists outlined demands to leaders at the World Economic Forum on Africa, which include setting a clear time-bound roadmap to achieving the Abuja target of 15% of health and ensuring more...

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Tuesday, 4 May 2010 - 14:36

This is a statement endorsed by over 260 organisations. It criticises a change in the US treatment guidelines made in December 2009 which recommended antiretroviral treatment for people with CD4 counts less than 500 cells/mm3. The statement affirms the need for the START trial which will help determine the optimal point at which to begin antiretroviral treatment.

The following statement has been sent to the chairs of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents.

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Wednesday, 28 April 2010 - 14:16

Gert Sibande district has an HIV prevalence rate of 40.5%, which is the highest in Mpumalanga province. The HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign is important to detecting new cases and increasing access to treatment, care and prevention in the district.  To effectively rollout a sustainable HCT Campaign, the district must address crippling human resource shortages. TAC is working in partnership with the Gert Sibande district Department of Health to advance a successful HCT campaign rollout and uptake of services.

Gert Sibande district has an HIV prevalence rate of 40.5%, which...

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Friday, 23 April 2010 - 14:01
On 1 April 2010, South Africa adopted new guidelines for the clinical management of HIV/AIDS. On this date the following documents were published by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC):
  • Clinical Guidelines for the Management of HIV&AIDS in Adults and Adolescents 2010
  • Clinical Guidelines: PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Guidelines) 2010
  • Guidelines for the Management of HIV in Children 2010

Attached is a...

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