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Treatment Action Campaign: A Grassroots Response to HIV/AIDS Amy C. Finnegan African World Perspective November 20, 2007
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Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa
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AIDS in South Africa 22-30% prevalence 5.5 million PHAs 837,000 need ARVs and 104,600 receive them Historical/Social/ Political Influences
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Key Moments in TAC History 1997: Medicines Act passed (SA can override drug patents) Feb 1998: 30 drug companies filed suit to stop SA from manufacturing generics; US demands repeal of Medicines Act June 1999: TAC with others protest in Tennessee: ”Gore’s Greed kills,” Subsequently, Clinton admin ends its campaign against Medicines Act, 1999: Zackie begins world’s first drug strike Late 2000: Zackie smuggles in drugs from Thailand 2001: Drug companies drop suit against SA govt August 2001: TAC sues govt for acess to treatment for Mother to Child Transmission and wins April 2002: Govt announces turn in HIV/AIDS Policy February 2003: Still no “roll-out” so
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