Standing Up for Our Lives: A History of The Access To Medicines Movement in South Africa

Twenty years ago, a group of activists came together to demand access to treatment for all people living with HIV. For a long time, getting HIV was seen as an “automatic death sentence.”  HIV/AIDS had devastated the African continent. South Africa, in particular, faced a spiralling epidemic: the number of people living with HIV had grown from 160 000 by 1990 to more than 4.2 million by 2000. That year, the number of people living in South Africa dying in their 30s and 40s exceeded those dying in their 60s and 70s. 

To read more, refer to https://standingupforourlives.section27.org.za/

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