Dying To Get Aids Drugs To All

Zackie Achmat's T shirt reads: HIV positive. It is, pun intended, a positive message. South Africa's most influential AIDS activist wants people to know that the dreaded disease can be faced, can be treated, and — if sufficient pressure is brought to bear on drug companies and governments can be beaten. The legend on the T shirt is also meant to be taken literally: Achmat has the virus. But such are his powers of persuasion that he has got people who are not infected to don the shirt in support of his Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). Thousands of South Africans proudly...

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