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SOUTH AFRICA: Government pays for HIV/AIDS in prisons
14 February 2003 (PlusNews ), A former inmate who sued South African prison authorities after he became infected with HIV this week won a landmark settlement.
SOUTH AFRICA: International support for HIV/AIDS lobby group
14 February 2003 (PlusNews ), A Netherlands-based HIV/AIDS lobby group has backed South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign's (TAC) march on parliament for a national treatment plan.
SOUTH AFRICA: Opposition slams Mbeki's speech
14 February 2003 (PlusNews ), Opposition parties on Friday said President Thabo Mbeki's state of the nation address had not adequately addressed the problem of HIV/AIDS in the country, the South African Press Agency (SAPA) reported.
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS poster draws attention to activists
13 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Wednesday said it had been granted permission by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to use a poster of the former president wearing an "HIV-positive T-shirt".
SOUTH AFRICA: AIDS activists to march on parliament
13 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's AIDS activists are preparing for a march on the opening of parliament on Friday to call for a national treatment plan to provide anti-AIDS drugs free to all those who need them.
SOUTH AFRICA: US HIV/AIDS pledge will be put to good use
12 February 2003 (PlusNews ), The South African Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Wednesday said the US was in no position to dictate on HIV/AIDS spending in developing countries.
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS nutrition plan a no-go
11 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) on Tuesday said it was angered by the government's lack of political will in the struggle against HIV/AIDS.
SOUTH AFRICA: Focus on growing interest in the female condom
11 February 2003 (PlusNews ), National Condom Week kicked off in South Africa with an announcement that the government had distributed one million female condoms at 200 sites last year.
SOUTH AFRICA: Activists call for comprehensive draft legislation
6 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South African human rights activists on Thursday said while they welcomed in principle possible legislation for the compulsory HIV testing of alleged rapists, the move was an "inadequate reaction" to the problem of HIV transmission within the context of sexual violence.
SOUTH AFRICA: Activists deny govt to provide free ARVs
4 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South African AIDS activists on Tuesday said reports that the government would provide free antiretrovirals (ARVs) to people living HIV/AIDS (PWAs) were unfounded.
SOUTH AFRICA: KZN grant in the clear
3 February 2003 (PlusNews ), People living with HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are set to finally benefit from the controversial US $72 million granted to the province nearly eight months ago by the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
SOUTH AFRICA: Health official hampering attempts to prevent HIV/AIDS
3 February 2003 (PlusNews ), An HIV/AIDS advocacy group in South Africa's Mpumalanga province on Monday said the country's health authorities were preventing lives from being saved.
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS threatens life insurance funds
31 January 2003 (PlusNews ), Group life and disability funds are under threat as HIV/AIDS-related claims increase, South Africa's Business Day reported on Friday
SOUTH AFRICA: Drug giant 'fiddles while SA burns'
29 January 2003 (PlusNews ), The US-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is taking the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline to the South African competition commission, South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper reported on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: TAC, government hostilities resume
29 January 2003 (PlusNews ), International organisations must pressure the South African government to implement an HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention plan, South Africa AIDS lobby group the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) said on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Activists gear up for more protests against government
29 January 2003 (PlusNews ), International organisations must pressure the South African government to implement an HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention plan, AIDS lobby group the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) said on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Nurses back opposition to AIDS levy
23 January 2003 (PlusNews ), A nurses’ organisation has backed the trade unions that are refusing to accept government's plan for a civil service HIV/AIDS levy.
SOUTH AFRICA: Non-disclosure equals rape, says law commission
22 January 2003 (PlusNews ), People who fail to inform their lovers that they are infected with a life-threatening sexually-transmissible disease should be guilty of rape, says the South African Law Commission (SALC).
SOUTH AFRICA: Unions resist AIDS levy
21 January 2003 (PlusNews ), Trade unions are resisting government plans to introduce a civil service AIDS levy, South African Press Agency (SAPA) reported on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Workplace HIV test ruling welcomed
20 January 2003 (PlusNews ), AIDS law activists have welcomed a labour court's decision to allow companies to test their employees for HIV. The South African labour court's ruling of 17 December applies only to HIV testing that employees have agreed to voluntarily.

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