GroundUp: South Africa’s HIV treatment programme – a phoenix rising from the ashes?

Image: Three-dimensional images of HIV superimposed on electron micrographs of the virus. Constructed by Stephen Fuller, Centre for Human Genomics, Oxford University and taken from front cover of Equal Treatment March 2006.

It’s easy to forget where we’ve come from sometimes. The early 2000s were dark times for South Africa. Adult death rates were rising rapidly, and mathematical models projected that Aids deaths would rise to 800,000 per year in 2010. Demographers were estimating that by 2015, a third of all children would be orphans. Read More