I am absolutely delighted that TAC have been awarded the prestigious FEB award for the extraordinary achievement they have accomplished so far.
This kind of recognition is hugely significant, not only because it acknowledges TAC’s achievements, but also because it sends a loud and clear message to the international community that TAC is being supported at the highest level. In the same way that the citizens of South Africa campaigned, strategized and struggled for freedom from Apartheid, the members of TAC have mobilize thousands of men and women at grassroots level across the nation in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. I am immensely proud of TAC leaders and members, and also honored to be a participating Friend of TAC.
There is so much to be done, but we are making progress. With proper treatment, nutrition, and medical care HIV does not have to be a death sentence. Mothers can live to take care of their children, and those children do not have to end up as orphans.Working together through education we can help to break the cycle of stigma, ignorance and fear.