Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
10 Aug 2011

Open Letter to WHO on Delayed Testing and Treatment Guidelines for Discordant Couples

A group of organisations working in HIV have written an open letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO), expressing concern over the organisation’s scrapping of the release of technical guidelines on HIV testing and treatment for discordant couples. Follow the link to see the letter. 9 August ...

2 Jun 2011

SANAC Resolution on SA Country Position in Negotiations for the UN High Level Meeting

Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, and 10 years since the landmark UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the world will come together to review progress and chart the future course of the global AIDS response at the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS from 8–10 Ju...

26 May 2011

Treatment Action Campaign ( TAC ) national People living with HIV (PLHIV) sector consultation summit on the National Strategic Plan

  Ahead of the Durban Aids Conference and in preparation to develop the new National Strategic Plan (NSP), the National PLHIV sector is meeting from 27-28 May 2011 at the Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg. This summit will be attended by TAC sector representatives from seven prov...

19 May 2011

NSP Report 4: December 2010 – February 2011

NSP Report 4 December 2010 – February 2011 TAC Districts World AIDS Day 2010 State of healthcare in the districts Implementation of the new guidelines – challenges and successes Interventions at a district level Targeted interventions TAC/CEGAA budget monitoring and expenditure tracking Door-to-...

11 May 2011

The New National Strategic Plan

  The HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011 (National Strategic Plan, NSP) marked the turnaround in the South African government’s policy on HIV/AIDS when it was adopted by Cabinet in 2007. It is also against the targets in this plan, particularly the treatment target, that...

2 Mar 2011

3rd NSP Report – September, October, November 2010

TAC reports on our resources for health campaign, the state of healthcare and our interventions at a district level during September through November 2010. CONTENTS: Resources for Health Campaign     Fund the fund     Financial Transaction Tax     Monitoring budgets and expenditure         CE...

26 Oct 2010

TAC’s 5th National Congress: The struggle for treatment is far from over

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) held its 5th National Congress on 21 and 22 October at the Birchwood Conference Center in Johannesburg. Voting delegates from TAC branches elected TAC’s next National Executive Committee and made resolutions on TAC’s strategic focus moving forward. On the eve o...

11 Aug 2010

TAC Quarterly NSP Report 2010 – Publication Volume 1

This is the first edition of a report that TAC will produce quarterly. The report assesses TAC’s work in supporting the implementation of the NSP through identifying what has been achieved, lessons learnt, further gaps in policy, and opportunities at district level. The first report covers activi...

8 Jul 2010

Health Department allows patients to get three months of antiretroviral treatment

Joint TAC/SECTION27 statement 6 July 2010 The Department of Health has given the go-ahead for patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART) to be given three months supply of medicines instead of one month. The TAC and SECTION27 welcome this decision. It will be more convenient for patients because ...

3 Jun 2010

Why we need a strong Provincial AIDS Council in the Free State

On 3 June TAC, SECTION27 and partners are marching in the Free State. We are marching to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to ensure that the Free State meets the targets set under the National Strategic Plan (2007-2011). Also we are marching to ensure that the updated treatment guideline...

23 Apr 2010

Detailed commentary on updated ART guidelines

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 Guideli...

23 Apr 2010

TAC Comment on Health Budget Speech

On 13 April 2010 Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi delivered his budget speech in Parliament. He reiterated the efforts that the Department of Health is undertaking to improve health outcomes and meet the targets of the HIV/AIDS & STIs National Strategic Plan (2007-2011) in line with carrying out ...