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.


DBSA's HIV statistics are implausible and should be ignored until peer-reviewed

Statistics are suspicious and appear to be plagiarised from an out-of-date source

On Sunday 4 May, the Sunday Independent reported  HIV statistics released by the Development Bank of South Africa. In particular, the report stated:

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.

What do South Africa's AIDS statistics mean? A TAC briefing paper

An article explaining what statistics we know about South Africa's AIDS epidemic and how we know them.

TAC Electronic Newsletter


  • HIV/AIDS denialism dealt an irreversible blow! Now, how do we prevent HIV infections, save lives and build a decent health system all?

Comparing mortality in Brazil and South Africa


Female mortality in Brazil and RSA

Constructed using mortality data from Statistics South Africa and Instituto Basileiro de
Geografia e Estatística.

Why TAC is protesting

 A health system in crisis and without leadership: A TAC briefing sheet

23 August 2006

TAC Electronic Newsletter


  • Long waiting list for antiretroviral treatment at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Durban

TAC Electronic Newsletter

 TAC/TAG Africa TB/HIV Workshop

Go to Conference Presentations and Coverage

TAC Electronic Newsletter


  • Westville prisoners take Department of Correctional Services to court for right to treatment

  • Important Constitutional Court case to be heard on right to privacy of people with HIV on 9 May 2006

  • TAC statement on verdict in Jacob Zuma trial

TAC Statement on President Mbeki's AIDS Denialist Remarks in City Press

Yesterday, City Press published views indicative of AIDS denialism by President Thabo Mbeki. We reprint the City Press article for fair use below.

Tragically, President Mbeki continues to belittle HIV/AIDS related deaths to justify his personal denialism.  He undermines government and ANC policy but he lacks the courage to do so openly as an AIDS denialist. 

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