n Law, Democracy & Development - So much to do, so little done : the right of access to anti-retroviral drugs post-

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



South Africa is in the midst of a HIV/AIDS crisis of catastrophic proportions. Although the exact figures are in dispute, most experts agree that between four and six million people in South Africa are presently living with the HIV virus and that this figure will keep rising for the next five years. According to a recent report prepared by the Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC), over half the deaths of people between the ages of 15 and 49 have HIV/AIDS-related causes.

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