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Wednesday, 10 June 2009 - 10:43

On 9 June 2009, staff from TAC’s Policy Communications and Research Department attended the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) presentation on the HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communications Survey 2008. The report highlighted that African females ages 20 – 34 are the most at risk population for contracting HIV and the percentage of women with older sexual partners is increasing. At the same time the rates of men between 15 and 49 with multiple sexual partners is increasing.

TAC welcomes the news of reduction in prevalence of HIV for youth and children emphasized...

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Monday, 8 June 2009 - 18:55

Swaziland MP Timothy Myeni’s contacted TAC to apologise for his offensive statements regarding branding HIV-positive people's buttocks. TAC agreed to attend a press conference to hear his apologies. MP Myeni's staff offered TAC a donation as part of his apology, but TAC refused this offer.

Swaziland MP Timothy Myeni’s contacted TAC to apologise for his offensive statements regarding branding HIV-positive people's buttocks. TAC agreed to attend a press conference to hear his apologies. MP Myeni's staff offered TAC a donation as part of his apology, but TAC refused this offer.

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Wednesday, 3 June 2009 - 20:25

TAC analyses President Zuma's 'State of the Nation' address. A positive aspect of the address included the recommitment of government to the NSP targets, although plans for implementation were not explained. Zuma's statement on social grants, however, was disappointing. The Chronic Illness Grant was not tabled as a possibility, despite its necessity in the context of South Africa's dual epidemics of TB/HIV.

TAC ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENT ZUMA’S ‘STATE OF THE NATION’ ADDRESS

3 June 2009 

Introduction

There are some positive signs in President Zuma’s...

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Monday, 1 June 2009 - 13:22

National Health Insurance (NHI) is necessary for equitable healthcare and must be built on the foundation of a strong public healthcare system.  The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and AIDS Law Project (ALP) recognise that the resolution of the crisis in public health care is integral to laying the groundwork for the introduction of NHI.

National Health Insurance is necessary for equitable healthcare

Joint statement by the AIDS Law Project and the Treatment Action Campaign

It is unfortunate that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has chosen...

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Friday, 22 May 2009 - 10:53

TAC Western Cape remembers Rita Edwards and sends out condolences to her family and comrades at the New Women’s Movement. Rita, who died at aged 59 after a brief battle with cancer, was one of the founding members of the New Women’s Movement. She was a grassroots activist, feminist and socialist, as well as tireless organiser. She will be dearly missed.

Condolences to Rita Edwards' Family

Rita Edwards was one of the founder members of the New Women’s Movement in Cape Town. Comrade Rita passed away this week after she has succumbed to cancer.

TAC would like to...

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