This is an archive of the Treatment Action Campaign's public documents from December 1998 until October 2008. I created this website because the TAC's website appears unmaintained and people were concerned that it
was becoming increasingly hard to find important documents.

The menu items have been slightly edited and a new stylesheet applied to the site. But none of the documents have been edited, not even for minor errors. The text appears on this site as obtained from the Internet Archive.

The period covered by the archive encompassed the campaign for HIV medicines, the civil disobedience campaigns, the Competition Commission complaints, the 2008 xenophobic violence and the PMTCT, Khayelitsha health workers and Matthias Rath court cases.

MTCTP Pamphlet

All materials on this page that have been written and produced by TAC may be reproduced and distributed at no charge and without TAC's permission, so long as the original writers are acknowledged. If you choose to modify the original documents, it must be clearly indicated what your additions are and the original authors must still be acknowledged. Please note, however, that some documents have not been produced by TAC and this notice does not apply to them.

Mother-to-Child Transmission Prevention Pamphlet
Distributed in Cape Town

Nevirapine/AZT for Pregnant Women with HIV Now!

Only 40 in every 100 women with HIV will pass the virus on to their babies during and after birth. This can be reduced by half with medicine. The government can implement a Mother-to-Child-Transmission-Prevention (MTCTP) programme that will prevent 2500 babies a month from contracting HIV. Children with HIV get sick much more often and suffer tremendously. In that time, their mother may also get ill and be denied proper healt