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.

Treatment in South Africa

Here are links to web pages containing information on antiretroviral sites and medicine prices. This page is useful for people wishing to find a public antiretroviral site in their area, people wanting to check the prices of antiretrovirals or researchers monitoring South Africa's antiretroviral rollout.

Antiretroviral Sites

Find a public antiretroviral site or private doctor where you can be treated for HIV.

PEP for Rape Survivors

Here is a list provided by the South African Police Services of facilities that provide free post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual assault and rape survivors:

Doctors who treat people with HIV

We are often requested for the names of HIV doctors in different parts of the country.  We are aware that the doctors on this list help treat HIV. We make no guarantee on the quality of service you will receive from any doctor on this list.

You may comment on the quality of service you received from a doctor on the list, but we will remove comments that appear to be part of a marketing campaign, are rude or make claims that turn out to be untrue. We reserve the right to remove any comments. We will also remove the names of any doctors involved in systematic incompetence or unethical practices.

If you wish to recommend an HIV doctor to add to the list, please email  

Medicine Prices

See the latest (or nearly latest) antiretroviral and other prices in the public and private health systems.

Key HIV Statistics

Numerous statistics about the South African HIV epidemic of varying quality have been collected. Here are some of the most reliable, high quality ones.