About

Campaigning for the rights of people with HIV/AIDS in South Africa since 1998

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was founded on 10 December 1998 in Cape Town, South Africa. We campaign for treatment for people with HIV and to reduce new HIV infections. Our efforts have resulted in many life-saving interventions, including the implementation of country-wide mother-to-child transmission prevention and antiretroviral treatment programmes.

The TAC also runs a treatment literacy campaign: this is a training programme on the science of HIV treatment and prevention.

1. Campaign for equitable access to affordable treatment for all people with HIV/AIDS

2. Campaign for and support the prevention and elimination of all new HIV infections

3. Challenge by means of litigation, lobbying, advocacy and all forms of legitimate social mobilisation, any barrier or obstacle, including unfair discrimination, that limits access to treatment for HIV/AIDS in the private and public sect

4. Educate, promote and develop an understanding and commitment within all communities of developments in HIV/AIDS treatment

5. Campaign for access to affordable and quality health care for all people in South Africa

6. Train and develop a representative and effective leadership of people living with HIV/AIDS on the basis of equality and non-discrimination irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, sex, socio-economic status, nationality, mar

7. Campaign for an effective regional and global network comprising of organisations with similar aims and objectives

8. PLEASE NOTE: THE TAC WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY MONEY FROM PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES OR THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT