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World AIDS Day 2018 at SAA’s HQ, Accra – Ghana

There are 36.9 million people living with HIV worldwide (UNAIDS 2017).  The vast majority of people living with HIV are located in low- and middle- income countries, with an estimated 66% living in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016, 2.1 million people aged between 10 and 19 years were living with HIV and 260,000 became newly infected with the virus. The number of adolescents living with HIV has risen by 30% between 2005 and 2016 (UNAIDS 2017). Thus, the Society for [...]

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NHARCON Photo competition 2018

NHARCON Photo competition 2018 A photo contest on prevention and awareness was organized by SAA during National HIV& AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) 2018. This was part of SAA activities to empower, promote and encourage youth to engage in safe sex practices. We received a total of 30 entries. After the shortlisting process 12 participants were selected to progress to the final stage. The criteria for selecting the final winner was made up of three components. After a rigorous [...]

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Abstract submission – 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST)

With pleasure, we draw your attention to the 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST) scheduled to take place in Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana from 14 – 17 May 2019.  On behalf of the Organising Committee, we wish to encourage participants from Ghana to submit abstracts to this foremost scientific conference in Africa. Known as the ‘African CROI”, the INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share [...]

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Kofi Annan’s AIDS legacy

A shining light of Africa has passed away. An African at heart, but a global citizen, Kofi Annan symbolized the best of humanity. He was a rabble-rouser, a troubleshooter and a change-maker. At the turn of the century, AIDS denialism was at its peak. Mr Annan helped to break it. “More people have died of AIDS in the past year in Africa than in all the wars on the continent. AIDS is a major crisis for the continent, governments have [...]

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Call for ICASA 2019 Bag design

The ICASA organisers are desirous to get an identity to design the upcoming 20th ICASA bag. In order to get the best and appropriate bag design for ICASA 2019 Rwanda, the organisers are launching this contest for a creative design for the conference. The contest is open to all Africa countries. However, artiste mainly PLHIV and key populations are most encouraged to participate in this contest. The SAA permanent Secretariat/ICASA International secretariat base on the above mentioned, will shortlist 10 best [...]

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Plateforme Regionale Vih Et Handicap : Naissance D’un Cadre De Concertation Pour L’integration Du Handicap Dans Les Strategies De Riposte En Afrique De L’ouest

Du 23 au 26 janvier 2018 s’est tenue à Ouagadougou la première rencontre de la plateforme régionale VIH et HANDICAP qui a été couplée à l’élaboration du plan de plaidoyer régional pour l’inclusion du Handicap dans les stratégies de lutte contre le VIH en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette rencontre de 3 jours, qui s’est déroulée en la présence de Mme DEMBELLE Yvette, Secrétaire d’Etat du Ministère de la Femme, de la solidarité Nationale et de la famille, a regroupée [...]

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African advocates need to advocate differently for biomedical HIV prevention research

New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society. The 2017 Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum – popularly known by its acronym ‘BHPF’ – has come and gone. The one day forum that held as a pre-conference on the 3rd of December 2017 during the ICASA conference, sent a clear message to the over 173 pre-conference participants: advocacy for biomedical HIV prevention research in sub-Saharan Africa has to be done differently. Speaker after speaker at the conference identified why and how to make [...]

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Agenda for the 1st International Steering Committee Meeting from 25th to 26th November 2016

OBJECTIVES: Finalize the Theme and objectives of the 19th edition of ICASA Select an appropriate logo from the shortlisted competition logos Agree on the key dates and road map Review ICASA abstract titles and sub-titles Identify best strategy for resource mobilisation ( ICASA 2017 budget) Agree on the communication strategy of the 19th edition Propose ICASA 2017 draft plenary session topics and speakers CHAIRS: Dr. Ihab AHMED: President, Society of AIDS in Africa (SAA) / Chair of ICASA 2017 Dr Coffie Goudou, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene (Cote d’Ivoire) Co-chair [...]

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