Published in AIDS Weekly, August 26th, 2002
Mandela's announcement followed a meeting at the home of one of the top AIDS activists in the country, Zackie Achmat, who himself is HIV-positive and has refused to take medication until the government begins making antiretroviral drugs available to the general population.
"I've got a case to take to the president of the country and to acquaint him with what [Achmat's] position is. I know under what conditions he will be prepared to take treatment,"...
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