n Media Tenor SA Research Journal - Madiba leads nation on HIV / Aids issues : coverage of HIV / Aids in the South African media : January - December 2002

Volume 4, Issue 1
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Extracted from text ... The Aids pandemic is widely recognised as the main socio-economic issue of our times. Caregivers and their patients carry a heavy burden, emotionally, socially and economically. And though the virus infects people indiscriminately, it is the poor who have the least access to resources that might ease their suffering. It is in the name of the poor, then, that the South African government and Aids activists have been at one another's throats. From the landmark case in which the Constitutional Court declared government responsible for making available anti-retrovirals to HIV-positive pregnant women, to more recent threats of a civil disobedience ..

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