Archive for category Treatment Action Campaign

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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Water is life (but life is cheap) Pierre De Vos

The Constitutional Court’s 2009 judgment on access to water is one of its most important cases. Pierre de Vos has criticised the judgment as a conservative retreat from the Court’s jurisprudence. In my view, the judgment despite one or two errors is fundamentally sound. For the first time the Court properly opens the debate on [...]

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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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