HIV/AIDS crusades demonstrate at South African clinic

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African HIV/AIDS consortium including Community AIDS Response (CARE) Friday held a placard demonstration to protest against a Johannesburg HIV Clinic which has stopped taking any new patients.
Various AIDS service organisations, health care workers, doctors and medical students called on Witwatersrand University's Faculty of Community Health to which the clinic is attached, as well as the Gauteng HIV/AIDS Directorate to intervene immediately.
"The University of the Witwatersrand has a moral obligation to ensure that the Johannesburg tertiary care teaching hospital, with its academic tradition and achievement, reputation, stature and responsibility provides for the city, a centre of excellence for HIV care," said AIDS Consortium spokesman Sharon Ekambaram.

11 may 2001 12:28:00




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