07 June 2011

About 20,000 people in Khayelitsha are taking ARVs. This was revealed during the Treatment Action Campaign's 10th anniversary of the first roll-out of ARVs in public (clinics) in South Africa... Dr Eric Goemaere of Doctors Without Borders, who have been running the programme with the the department of health in Khayelitsha, said he was happy that people are finally talking about AIDS.

"When people start talking about this disease, that is when the healing processes begins. They need to understand their problems to be able to find solutions to them," said Goemaere.