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Hard pills to swallow

September 25, 2003
News  

South Africa is poised to roll out the world’s biggest antiretroviral treatment programme. But if we don’t get it right first time, there is a danger of multi-drug resistant HIV developing.

No turning back

September 25, 2003
News  

Fighting HIV/AIDS with anti-retrovirals will change millions of South African lives, but failure could be devastating.

How anti-retroviral drugs work

September 25, 2003
News  

A brief description of how anti-retroviral drugs work.

Taking the tablets

September 25, 2003
News  

What it’€™s like to take antiretroviral therapy, how many pills are needed and why taking them regularly and consistently is so important.

A judge for lifeLiving with AIDS #144

September 19, 2003
News  

As the government-appointed task team on AIDS treatment works towards its end of September deadline, Health-e takes a look at what antiretroviral drugs mean to people already taking them. In the first of two parts, Justice Edwin Cameron talks about his experience of living with AIDS and six years on anti-retroviral therapy.

A journey to health

September 18, 2003
News  

Buyiswa Gcwabe is a mother of seven children and has AIDS. She is a member of the Treatment Action Campaign and is among the first group of 25 people to receive antiretroviral treatment funded by the TAC. Health-e travelled with her to her first appointment with the doctor who will monitor her treatment.

TAC launches treatment plan

September 9, 2003
News  

The Treatment Campaign Action has launched the “Treatment Project” to provide antiretroviral drugs to its most needy members. For each TAC member on ARV therapy, a non-TAC member who needs the life-prolonging drugs will be treated. Some 110 TAC members have died from AIDS related illnesses between March and July this year alone.