Victory for South African AIDS drug campaign
In his ruling, Judge Chris Botha of the Pretoria High Court ordered the government to “make Nevirapine available to pregnant women with HIV who give birth in the public sector, and to their babies”.
Sipho Mthathi of TAC said “The government has failed women with HIV/AIDS, children and all people in our country. Now, it has the opportunity to heal the wounds caused by its lack of action”. Mthathi also warned that the “government has a choice: work with TAC or face an unprecedented national and international mobilisation”.
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