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.
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.