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
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.
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