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.

Durban High Court orders access to ARV treatment for prisoners at Westville Prison

 AIDS Law Project Analysis on HIV and Prisoners

Judgements & Court Papers:

Press releases and news articles:

  • News Article: TAC and the AIDS Law Project speak out: 
    ARV ruling for prison spotlights access to health for all, Unedited Version

  • News Article: Appeal against Westville Prison ARV order lodged

  • News Article: Bid to force prison to honor AIDS ruling

  • News Article: AIDS law intensifies ARV battle for prisoners

  • News Article: AIDS drug delays loom for inmates

  • News Article: GCIS article misleading: TAC

  • News Article: Government is misleading public about judgment to give prisoners ARVs: TAC

  • News Article: Prison not granted leave to appeal

  • News Article: Court gives AIDS prisoners hope

  • News Article: Correctional services to challenge ARV ruling

  • News Article: Prison told to treat AIDS prisoners

  • News Article: Durbs prison to appeal ARV ruling

  • Press statement: GCIS misrepresents Durban High Court judgment

  • Press statement: Access to treatment for prisoners

  • Press statement: Access to treatment for prisoners

  • Press statement: Prisoners still denied access to treatment

  • Press statement: Prisoners denied access to treatment

  • Press statement: HIV/AIDS and rights in prison

Further Resources on HIV and Prisoners

  • AIDS Law Project documents related to the rights of prisoners living with HIV/AIDS

  • HIV Insite resources on HIV transmission and prevention in prisons

  • Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network resources on HIV/AIDS in prisons

  • The Body resources on prisoners and HIV/AIDS

  • World Health Organization Health in Prisons project