Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
23 July 2017

Pledge for comrades Mark & Prudence

A speech delivered on Sunday 23rd July by Treatment Action Campaign Deputy General Secretary, Sibongile Tshabalala, at the International AIDS Society conference in Paris, France on behalf of activists at the conference. — We lost gogo Prudence Nobantu Mabele. She died in 2017 with a CD4 count of...

1 August 2016

Major UNAIDS U-turn: Finally recognises AIDS response in crisis

21st July 2016, Durban: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the momentus U-turn made by UNAIDS this week at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. Prior to the conference, UNAIDS rhetoric overstated the likelihood of ending AIDS. We believe this overstatement has...

31 October 2011

TAC Briefing on adult and adolescent Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)

TAC supports voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) because of the clear evidence that it reduces a heterosexual man’s risk of contracting HIV. TAC’s previous briefings on VMMC explain this evidence in detail and remain largely correct. This briefing highlights the evidence that has emerged f...

20 February 2010

TAC Priorities for 2010: What is needed to achieve the NSP Targets?

HIV, TB and Malaria continue to be the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The region remains home to 62% of global HIV infections and 72% of global AIDS mortality – mainly amongst women and children. It is estimated that there are 33.4 million people living with HIV....

19 February 2010

TAC Lusikisiki distributes condoms for the Local AIDS Council

TAC Lusikisiki distributed 60 800 during Condom Week in the Flagstaff CBD. Condoms were supplied by the Department of Health and distributed in support of Ingquza Local AIDS Council on 9 February. Condom week, held every February, was initiated by the Local AIDS Council to distribute condoms in t...

9 December 2009

TAC staff and members in the Mopani, Limpopo picketed at Giyani in Kholehala Village

TAC staff and members in the Mopani, Limpopo picketed at Giyani in Kholehala Village as part of events to commemorate World AIDS Day. The picket was organized to follow up on the memorandum handed over to the Mopani Department of Health in July of 2009 as part of  TAC’s resources for health campa...

30 October 2009

Is there enough money to meet the National Strategic Plan treatment target? Will it be spent properly?

Image from Wikipedia Joint statement by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and AIDS Law Project (ALP) 30 October 2009 President Zuma’s speech President Zuma’s landmark speech on 29 October 2009 has acknowledged the extent of the AIDS epidemic and put the period of state-supported AIDS...

30 September 2008

Important article on Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision published

Male medical circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexual men contracting HIV. It is highly likely that the widespread introduction and encouragement of voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) in countries with generalised heterosexual epidemics will reduce HIV incidence substantially. There ...