The Treatment Action Campaign’s treatment literacy programme has played an important part in the lives of thousands of people as well as in the wider struggle against AIDS denialism and for access to antiretroviral therapy. The programme showed that anyone, irrespective of education or class, can understand the basic science of HIV and the basics of how HIV are treated. As a successful model of patient empowerment TAC’s treatment literacy programme has few, if any, equals.
In this episode of the Spotlight podcast host Nomatter Ndebele chats to Siphiwe Mhlangana, a TAC branch educator from Katlehong North, about what treatment literacy entails and why it still matters so many years into the HIV epidemic.

The Spotlight Podcast
The Spotlight Podcast
Episode 10: Siphiwe Mhlangana on the Treatment Action Campaign’s treatment literacy work