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Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 16:10

The following call for participants was released today by SANAC's Women's Sector:

The Women's sector in SANAC wishes to hold a consultation workshop on the impact of Male Circumcision on Women. The aim is to assess and articulate what such a policy needs to entail from the planning stages of formulation through to implementation, to reflect a consideration of the reality and the needs of the lives of women from birth to death.

We have set a target of having at least 8 organisations represented per province.

Details of this workshop will be circulated...

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Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 10:37

The following article, authored by Executive Director of the AIDS Law Project Mark Heywood, was originally published in the Cape Times and Star newspapers on 11 March 2009:

Somewhere around 1 November 2008 the death penalty was reintroduced in the Free State. Quietly, with the stroke of a pen, an official in the Department of Health in Bloemfontein signed a memorandum introducing a moratorium declaring that no new patients should be put on anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment. This was to be for the next five months – until the new financial year, April 1 2009 -- when...

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Friday, 6 March 2009 - 15:40

TAC is currently looking for a new editor for our high quality magazine for people living with HIV, Equal Treatment. Here are the job requirement and details on how you can apply.

TAC is currently looking for a new editor for our high quality magazine for people living with HIV, Equal Treatment. Here are the job requirement and details on how you can apply.

Minimum Requirements

  • Journalism Qualification
  • Three year...
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Friday, 6 March 2009 - 08:37

As of today (Thursday 5 March), 7 of the 28 ARV sites in the Free State are still not initiating new patients onto treatment.

Critical shortages in essential healthcare services and equipment continue.At Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein, doctors have been using stationary stickers to close drips because they have not had access to vital medical equipment.

On Friday 27 February, TAC activists, led by Sello Mokhalipi, picketed outside the city hall in Bloemfontein. They held placards stating: 'Budget + antiretroviral treatment prolongs HIV-positive people’s lives'; 'Please don...

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Wednesday, 4 March 2009 - 13:09

David Bourne died suddenly on 24 February 2009. He was a Chief Research Officer in the University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine. Those of us in TAC and the ALP who worked with him enjoyed his vibrant, warm personality and the glee he enthusiastically conveyed whenever he called one of us to announce his, and his researchers', latest finding. More importantly though, David was an excellent scientist of immense integrity. The School of Public Health has accurately described him as "a leading demographer and statistician in the field of HIV in South Africa." He...

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