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Generic drugs in South Africa:Invitation to press briefing

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On Tuesday January 29, at the AIDS Consortium in Johannesburg, South Africa, MSF and fellow groups shall make announcement regarding the use of generic antiretroviral drugs in South Africa.

Members of the Treatment Action Campaign and Médecins Sans Frontières will explain how this action cuts in half the cost of AIDS drugs used in a pilot programme run by Médecins Sans Frontières.

MSF will report on the use of antiretroviral therapy in Khayelitsha, a township of Cape Town, and on the feasibility of the use these drugs in resource-poor settings

The groups will call on the South African government and pharmaceutical companies to take all steps necessary to ensure availability of treatment


Dr. Eric Goemaere

 Head of Mission, MSF-South Africa

Zackie Achmat

Chairperson, TAC

Matthew Damane

person living with HIV/AIDS on MSF antiretroviral programme

Dan Mullins

Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator, Oxfam Tuesday, 29 January 2002 at noon AIDS Consortium 4th floor, Auckland House 185 Smit Street Braamfontein, Johannesburg