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.

Latest News

- March in Pretoria on 30 May
- TAC delegation to UNGASS

Newsletter - 24 May 2006
- Death of Nozipho Bhengu
- Lysenkoism & Mbeki

Newsletter - 9 May 2006
- Prisoners go to court for treatment
- Sipho Mthathi letter to City Press
- HIV+ women v. De Lille/Smith
- New Beat-it series on SABC
- The Citizen is irresponsible
- Excellent SA antiretroviral results

Nkhensani Mavasa explains why she had an HIV test

Nkhensani Mavasa, TAC's deputy-chairperson, tells her story to Sylvia Jacobs, a TAC trainee journalist

My name is Nkhensani Mavasa from a village in Limpopo Province, South Africa. I was born in 1978. I am HIV-positive and open about my status. I was tested on 7 April 2005. At the clinic where I was giving education about HIV/AIDS, my co-ordinator always told me to go for an HIV test. But I always asked him why should I get tested? I never saw the need to do so. Eventually I decided to get tested and know about my status because I was always telling people to get tested whereas I didn't know my own status. My boyfriend accompanied me to Kensani Hospital for an HIV test. I was counselled before the test, while I waited for my results a lot of things went through my mind. The doctor called me in after ten minutes and said to me "You are HIV-positive." I could not believe it. Read more ...