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HIV/AIDS

23 May 2011

Ten years of HIV treatment - a look back

Ten years ago Khayelitsha was the first place to make antiretrovirals available to the public sector, marking the beginning of the end of Aids denialism in South Africa.

Ten years ago, Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, was the first place to make antiretroviral drugs available to the public sector, marking a milestone in the beginning of the end of Aids denialism and the fight for treatment in South Africa.

Alarming as those figures may be, Khayelitsha is a beacon of hope for the Aids epidemic in South Africa, where the provision of ARVs had been fraught, marked by a bitter stand-off between Aids activists and government over the slow pace of the rollout.

 

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