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Tribute to TAC at 20!

December 10, 2018

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) turns 20 today – International Human Rights Day – and our history would be much poorer without them.

First doctor to prescribe ARVs forced to leave SA

June 27, 2018
Human Resources  

A seven-year battle with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has left legendary French HIV expert Dr Francoise Louis with no choice but to leave the country.

Nono Simelela: Resignation and resurrection

November 28, 2016
HIV and AIDS  

On the eve of international AIDS Day, Dr Nono Simelela, Special Advisor to the Deputy President of South Africa, speaks about working under Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

AIDS2016: The Durban I used to hate

July 15, 2016
AIDS 2016   HIV and AIDS  

Fifteen years ago, death was everywhere in Durban, the epicentre of AIDS in the world, and the state had been “captured” by AIDS denialists

South Africa celebrates 10 years of free HIV treatment

HIV treatment was introduced after a huge struggle, but this week South Africa celebrated a decade of free antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.

The price of denial

In June 1999 Thabo Mbeki became president. And so began one of the most destructive episodes in our recent history ‘€“ AIDS denialism. Mbeki questioned the very existence of a sexually-transmitted virus that caused AIDS.