Archive for category HIV/AIDS & Health

In Defence of Science: Seven points about traditional and scientific medicine

In a couple of days, I will complete my first six years on antiretroviral treatment — I started taking HIV medicines on 05 September 2003. I am still on my first regimen zidovudine (AZT), lamivudine (3TC) and nevirapine (NVP). I am alive because of science and activism. To remember those who have given their lives [...]

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Report: Children live a short, hungry, sick and brutal life — build a movement

Many children live a short, hungry and brutal life in the richest country on the African continent and one of the wealthiest in the developing world. In 2008, nearly 12 million or 64% of all children lived in households with a monthly income (excluding social grants) of less than R569.00 per month. This rate varies [...]

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ARV medicines: Protest Governments and Drug Companies

Corporate profiteering has the protection of the state in South Africa, the European Union and India. This is illustrated in the two issues reported by the Treatment Action Campaign and Section 27 incorporating the AIDS Law Project in the posts below. 1) The first post deals with a court judgment on the 2008 ARV tender [...]

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