|ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT (ART)|
The Siyayinqoba Beat It! Treatment Literacy Series (TLS) is a non-broadcast series that provides detailed treatment literacy information. The TLS is intended for training peer educators, treatment supporters, home-based care givers and people living with HIV and AIDS. It is designed for any organisation that wants to provide training support for HIV and AIDS services. The series consists of 21 DVDs, each covering a different topic, and is available in isiXhosa, English, seSotho, Portuguese and isiZulu. There are four DVDs that are available on the topic of ART which can be purchased at a price of R150 per DVD for NPOs and R300 for businesses:
TAC tries to monitor the ART rollout statistics in order to match those provided by the government but it is extremely difficult as there are inadequate monitoring systems in place, both in the private and public sphere. Below is a compilation of the best estimates.
Many people are confused about whether South African Identity Documents are required in order to access ART, including the medical staff responsible for administering the treatment. The following document provides definitive evidence that this is not the case and that ART is available to everyone who qualifies in terms of CD4 count and other medical criteria.