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Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences
Many HIV activists honed their skills in the anti-apartheid struggle. But then the ANC government, headed by Thabo Mbeki at the time, refused to give people with HIV free medication.
The HIV group Treatment Action Campaign took the state to court to force it to do so. In this podcast, Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences of this move, that he also writes about in his new book, GetUp Standup!
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