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Brotherly love – Part 1Living with AIDS # 146

Many people equate an HIV diagnosis with imminent death. Not only is this false, but more important, early diagnosis of HIV improves one's chances of survival. Goitsemang Nnetlane (not his real name) from the Northern Cape recently heard that his sister, Dibuseng (also not her real name) had been diagnosed with HIV. His first thought was that he had to secure anti-retrovirals for her immediately. But, he was wrong.
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Clocking in for treatment

Whether it'€™s an alarm clock or the local rooster, people in poor communities can find ways to remember to take their antiretroviral therapy at the same time every morning and evening. Nyameka Ndhashe lost her mother to AIDS because she could not get antiretroviral therapy. Now she'€™s a monitor for the Treatment Access Campaign helping others who are getting drugs to enjoy a new lease on life.
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Teenager supports mum

An important pre-condition for anyone on antiretroviral therapy under the Treatment Action Campaign'€™s treatment project is to have the support of a friend. Buyiswa Gcwabe is desperately ill and has chosen her 16-year old daughter Zanele as her official '€œtreatment supporter'€.
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A journey to health

Buyiswa Gcwabe is a mother of seven children and has AIDS. She is a member of the Treatment Action Campaign and is among the first group of 25 people to receive antiretroviral treatment funded by the TAC. Health-e travelled with her to her first appointment with the doctor who will monitor her treatment.
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TAC launches treatment plan

The Treatment Campaign Action has launched the "Treatment Project" to provide antiretroviral drugs to its most needy members. For each TAC member on ARV therapy, a non-TAC member who needs the life-prolonging drugs will be treated. Some 110 TAC members have died from AIDS related illnesses between March and July this year alone.
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