Tagged: South Africa
International agency Oxfam today welcomed the prestigious Human Rights Award given to the South African HIV and AIDS organization the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung/ Foundation.
In South Africa, the government offers a disability grant which HIV-positive patients can apply for. However, reliance on the grants means recipients have sometimes been willing to take risks with their health to ensure continued eligibility.
Intricate hand-embroidered textiles are brightening the lives of hundreds of South African women affected by HIV. Working together on the quilt helps the women develop bonds and forms part of their emotional support.