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A journey to health

September 18, 2003

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

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.

Explaining ARV therapy

September 9, 2003

Not everyone who is HIV positive needs antiretroviral therapy. Dr Khwezi Matoti runs the AIDS clinic at the Guguletu Day Hospital and explains when antiretroviral drugs become necessary.

Achmat speaks of survival guilt

August 29, 2003

Treatment Action Campaign chairperson Zackie Achmat has started antiretroviral therapy but lives with the guilt of having access to the life-prolonging drugs while fellow South Africans wait for the roll-out of ARVs in the public health setor.

Youth sick and tired of domestic violence

January 24, 2003

A group of Guguletu youth some victims of domestic violence and some affected by it say the government should put harsher punishment to perpetrators of rape, women and children abuse. National Adolescent Friendly Clinic Intiative ‘€˜s Sbongile Pilane and his peers all adolescent are trying to make change to thousands of other youth in their […]