Message From Annie Lennox 14.01.08

HIV/Aids remains one of post Apartheid’s biggest socio economic and political challenges. One that has the potential to undermine all other transformation gains made since 1994.

More than 1000 people are infected by HIV every day.

1000 people die from Aids related causes every day

Of the 1,000,000 South Africans who urgently need ARV’S, only 200,000 are receiving them.

10% of South African youth aged 15-24 are HIV+. Young women comprise 77% of this figure.

There is a clear connection between violence against women and HIV/Aids in South Africa.

TREATMENT ACTION CARE’S PRIORITIES…

*Improving access to care

*Improving adherence to treatment and care

*Getting drugs to hard to reach people and places

*Improving access to affordable medicines

*HIV prevention, youth mobilisation and HIV testing

HOW TAC IS ADDRESSING IT’S PRIORITIES…

*Improving treatment literacy to help positive people exercise their rights

*Making treatment work in communities

*Providing access by South Africans to quality drugs

*Helping activists fight drug company profiteering

*Raising awareness of HIV and mobilising people to confront and address it