Fatima Hassan is a commander in the battle against HIV and Aids. An attorney and former deputy head of the Aids Law Project, she remains an activist and is now committed to fighting for the rights of people infected and affected by HIV and Aids. She has been attorney of record in several key cases against government, big business and pharmaceutical companies that involved non-discrimination as well as access to treatment. Currently the coordinator of the Treatment Action Campaign's treatment monitoring programme (jointly run with the Aids Law Project), she remains a committed grassroots activist, too. Hassan graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1994, completed an LLM at Duke University and was awarded the Franklin Thomas Fel- lowship by the Constitutional Court. In 2004, she was one of the Mail & Guardian's top 20 under 40s. Hassan features in the Financial Mail Little Black Book as well as the M&G's The Book of South African Women.

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