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Treatment Action Campaign

Treatment Action Campaign

Founded on 10 December 1998 in Cape Town,  South Africa,  the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) advocates for increased access to treatment,  care and support services for people living with HIV and campaigns to reduce new HIV infections. With more than 16,000 members,  267 branches and 72 full time staff members,  TAC has become the leading civil society force behind comprehensive health care services for people living with HIV & AIDS in South Africa.  Since 1998,  TAC has held government accountable for health care service delivery;  campaigned against official AIDS denialism;  challenged the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies to make treatment more affordable and cultivated community leadership on HIV and AIDS. Our efforts have resulted in many life-saving interventions,  including the implementation of country-wide mother-to-child transmission prevention and antiretroviral treatment programmes. For their efforts TAC has received world-wide acclaim and numerous international accolades,  including a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. On 30 August 2006 the New York Times named TAC,  “the world’s most effective AIDS group”.

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