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ICASA 2013 Blog

Youth Urged to take the Mantle of Fighting HIV/AIDS
Date Posted:
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The president of Botswana, Fetus Mogae has charged the youth to exhibit determination in their quest to ensure that there is Zero HIV AIDS growth rate globally. He made the comment during an interactive discussion centered on the role of African leadership in the post 2015 era. The discussion formed part of a meeting ... 

Integrated Service Delivery and Innovative Measures in addressing HIV/AIDS
Date Posted:
Monday, December 9th, 2013

A forum on integrated service delivery modules, on how to improve efficiency and continuity in care and treatment of HIV positive mothers and their children was also held. This was in the context of  working to make accessible, lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all pregnant and breastfeeding women, living ... 

CSOs move for Africa HIV Research Institute
Date Posted:
Monday, December 9th, 2013

Civil society groups which attended the 17th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and STIs have called for the establishment of an Africa HIV/AIDS Institute to help the process of thorough research towards finding a lasting cure for the disease. “The agenda of achieving a zero stigmatization, zero new infections ... 

Namibia Lauded as a Success Story in Fighting Aids
Date Posted:
Monday, December 9th, 2013

The UNAIDS Director, Michel Sidibe has said countries should be given the freedom to lead and define their own strategy in addressing HIV/AIDS.  He made the comment when addressing a session on ”Leadership for Change: Global plan towards the elimination of HIV/AIDS infections by 2015 and keeping mothers ... 

Africa: Work towards manufacturing ARVs on continent – UNAIDS Boss
Date Posted:
Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, has encouraged African leaders to collaborate and put in place  measures that will eventually lead to the production of medications (anti-retroviral drugs) that will help eradicate the  HIV/AIDS disease from the ... 

SAA Awards Researchers
Date Posted:
Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Five young researchers from Africa have been awarded by the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) for their outstanding research geared towards tackling the HIV/AIDS menace on the continent. The ceremony to honor the personalities took place at a side event during the 17th ICASA in Cape Town, South Africa. Each of ... 

The world inches closer to HIV vaccine – Panelists
Date Posted:
Sunday, December 8th, 2013

“The scientific breakthrough which has helped in the reduction of HIV/AIDS infections and deaths related to the disease means that the global community will soon find a vaccine to deal with the disease”, – Prof. Portiano Kaleebu, a panelist at 17th ICASA has indicated. The researcher from the Uganda Research ... 

The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA)
Date Posted:
Friday, December 6th, 2013

ICASA is a biennial conference that alternates between Anglophone and Francophone African countries. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for exchange of experiences and lessons learned from around the world, when responding to HIV, AIDS, and STIs. This event is the continent’s largest gathering of ... 




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