‘Taking HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)’ is the story of a fly-on-the-wall account of the struggle for HIV treatment access in SA and captures twelve years of activism led by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). The Community Media Trust produced this documentary under the directorship of
Dr Jack Lewis.

The aims of the events were:

  • To create awareness on HIV & AIDS,
  • To encourage critical dialogue on HIV & AIDS,
  • To learn from the past response to HIV & AIDS and
  • To create solidarity in the UFS response to HIV & AIDS by screening the documentary and discussing critical issues raised by the documentary in a seminar.
‘Taking HAART’ documentary screening
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The documentary was screened from 18:00 on 25 April 2012 and attended by 220 students, staff and community members. A question and answer session was facilitated by Jack Lewis proceeding the screening. Attendees were invited to enjoy refreshments after the event.


‘Taking HAART’ seminar
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A seminar was held 26 April 2012 and was attended by 26 students, staff and community members including Transformers, student leadership, lecturers, researchers, DOH and TAC representatives. Participants were divided into groups and discussed critical issues raised by the documentary as facilitated by Jack Lewis.

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