The detailed account offers little known facts about an era in which doctors and activists banded together to smuggle life-saving medicines into the country. Produced by Medicins Sans Frontiers, the book pays tribute to those who challenged government’s AIDS denialism.
The 134-page book also reflects on the current state of the HIV epidemic. It argues that while South Africa can be proud of its HIV treatment programmes, problems – including drug stock outs – persist. More than 10 years after activists won a historic court battle for affordable treatment, this book argues that their history must be heard again to inspire a new passion.