UNAIDS HIV prevention commissioners and members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South Africa took to the streets wearing ‘HIV Positive’ T-Shirts in order to scale up access to condoms in HIV stricken districts. the March took place in Khayelitsha one of the districts with a very high level of HIV. The march celebrated the use of condoms as a means of prevention.  According to Sidibe, the Executive Director of UNAIDS the TAC are a global movement for the access to HIV treatment. Before the demonstrators took to the streets, they were graced with words of wisdom and encouragement by the former president of Botswana who said:

“I was the first African president to report to the UN that my country was in trouble,” he told those gathered.“We became the first to give out antiretroviral therapy for free. I have come here to greet you and inspire you because we are one.”He said that he had not come to preach but rather to ask everyone to carry on campaigning ‘until we  win’.

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