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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.
Do you remember where you were 8 years ago? I remember it distinctly. In the summer of 2000, I was in Durban for the first -and so far only - international AIDS conference held on African soil. There are many unkind things said about these events, but those few days in South Africa changed the lives of millions of people forever. I still get shivers when I remember the challenge directed at us by Edwin Cameron, a justice of the South African Supreme Court of Appeal and an openly HIV-positive, gay man. He said: Those of us who live affluent lives, well-attended by medical care and treatment, should not ask how Germans or white South Africans could tolerate living in proximity to moral evil. We do so ourselves today, in proximity to the impending illness and death of many millions of people with AIDS.
Open Letter to the Governments of the World:
Message of condolence to Minister Jeff Radebe and the family of Ian Phillips
Joint TAC/MSF statement: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu calls on Novartis to drop Indian court case
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) calls on the drug company Novartis to drop its challenge to Indian patent law.
Long waiting list for antiretroviral treatment at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Durban
TAC demands better antiretroviral rollout in Mpumalanga hospitals
Letter from Physicians for Human Right to President Mbeki