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.
Thabo Cele has been living with HIV for many years and has been on antiretrovirals since 2004. He is a longstanding member of TAC, a former TAC employee and continues to be fully involved as an activist with TAC in KwaZulu Natal. At one point his viral load was 800,000, but within three months of taking antiretrovirals, it became undetectable and remains so to this day. He has vowed to continue to take his antiretroviral treatment because his health IS NOT ONLY important to himself but also to his family, comrades, friends, colleagues, as well as his community. He is also a leader in his community and continues to mentor various support groups. Thabo is now working as a Counsellor at the Medical Research Council in KwaZulu Natal.