UNAIDS is greatly encouraged by news of a possible cure of an HIV-positive man

SEATTLE/GENEVA, 5 March 2019—UNAIDS is greatly encouraged by the news that an HIV-positive man has been functionally cured of HIV. The man was treated by specialists at University College London and Imperial College London for advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2016 using stem cell transplants from a donor who carried a rare genetic mutation. Researchers report that HIV has been undetectable in the man since he stopped taking antiretroviral medicine 18 months ago. “To find a cure for HIV is the ultimate dream,” [...]

staff retreat

Atelier de renforcement des capacités du personnel de la SAA

La Société Africaine Anti-Sida (SAA) a organisé un atelier de renforcement des capacités de son personnel du 13 au 16 Décembre 2018 à la Villa Cisneros à Sogakope, Ghana. Le discours d’ouverture a été prononcé par l’hon. Dr David P. Parirenyatwa, ancien Ministre de la Santé du Zimbabwe et actuel vice-président de la SAA. Lire la suite >>


ICASA 2017 Abstract book distribution.

As part of Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) Strategic Plan (2017- 2021) of building capacities of health professionals and members of Non-Governmental institutions (including religious and community based institutions) on the vision of task shifting in Africa in collaboration with medical schools or health training institution in order to empowering communities with no stigma or discrimination against PLHIV, key populations and their families. Abstract books from International Conference AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2017 were distributed to [...]


Invitational bid to host the 21st international conference on HIV/AIDS and STI’s in Africa (ICASA 2021)

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) represented by its President; Prof. John Idoko, hereby invites African countries wishing to host the 21st  International Conference on HIV/AIDS and STIs in Africa in 2021 (ICASA 2021) to send in their application bid document to the SAA Secretariat in Accra- Ghana. Closing date for submission of Application is 30th July 2019. ICASA 2021 will be the 21st International Conference on HIV/AIDS and STI’s in Africa to be organized by the Society for [...]


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 [...]


NHARCON Photo competition 2018

NHARCON Photo competition 2018 A photo contest on HIV/AIDS 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 submitted photos were selected to progress to the final stage. The criteria for selecting the final winner was made up of three components. After [...]


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 [...]


Journée Mondiale du Sida 2018 au secrétariat permanent de la SAA, Accra – Ghana

36,9 millions de personnes vivent avec le VIH dans le monde (ONUSIDA 2017). La majorité des personnes vivant avec le VIH se trouvent dans des pays à revenu faible ou intermédiaire et 66% vivent en Afrique subsaharienne. En 2016, 2,1 millions de personnes âgées de 10 à 19 ans vivaient déjà avec le VIH et 260 000 ont été infectées par le virus. Le nombre d’adolescents vivant avec le VIH a augmenté de 30% entre 2005 et 2016 (ONUSIDA 2017). Ainsi, la Société Africaine Anti Sida [...]

SAA Coordinator/ ICASA Director with Youth Delegation from Togo, Cote D’Ivoire and Mali
The staff of Society for AIDS Africa (SAA) with Youth delegation from Sidaction /Grandir Ensemble and Young Leaders for Change Foundation.

Programme des jeunes à ICASA 2019

La Société Africaine Anti SIDA (SAA) a reçu le 5 novembre 2018 une délégation de jeunes du Ghana, du Togo, de la Côte d’Ivoire et du Mali à son secrétariat permanent sis à Accra au Ghana. Cette réunion avait pour but de discuter des stratégies pour la planification du programme des jeunes de ICASA 2019, afin qu’il puisse refléter les objectifs 90-90-90 de l’ONUSIDA. Le directeur de ICASA 2019 et Coordonnateur du Secrétariat Permanent de la Société Africaine Anti Sida, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, a [...]


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 [...]