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Who We Are


Founded in 1989, the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) is an African-led and owned organization that collaborates with other national, sub-regional, regional, continental and international organizations and partners, to promote and institute policies and promote research to support governments’ national responses and approaches to fight HIV and HIV co-morbidities as well as emerging viral infections across the continent.

Our Vision


SAA envisions an African continent free of AIDS, TB, Malaria and emerging infections, where the communities are empowered, with no stigma and discrimination against PLHIV, key populations and their families and where there is social justice, and equity to accessing treatment, care and support.

Our Mission


An African-led and owned organisation that collaborates with other national, sub-regional, regional, continental and international organisations and partners, to promote and institute policies and promote research to support governments’ national responses and approaches to fight HIV and HIV co-morbidities as well as emerging viral infections across the continent.

Our Goal


To contribute towards the UNAIDS goal and the AU catalytic framework of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and achieving the 90-90-90 targets by 2020 in Africa, contribute to the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and also serve as the platform to strengthen the Health Systems in Africa towards an Universal Coverage.

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Distribution of 600 dignity kits to HIV+ Adolescent Orphans and the Aged

Following the lunch of OUTREACH FOR ADOLESCENT ORPHANS HIV+ FOR RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC project in partnership with UNFPA, Canada Government at the Adentan Municipal Assembly conference hall, the [...]

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OUTREACH FOR ADOLESCENT ORPHANS HIV+ FOR RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Society for AIDS in Africa, in partnership with the government of Ghana, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA Ghana), the Canadian High Commission organized a donation exercise at [...]

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PASSING OF THE LATE DR. RONALD SIMMONS

The Society for AIDS in Africa, is saddened by the news of the passing of our dear friend and global HIV colleague, Isaiah Ronald Simmons (Ph.D.).  Dr.Simmons, as we [...]

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UNAIDS calls on governments to stop arbitrary and discriminatory arrests of LGBTI people and to protect their human rights

GENEVA, 15 May 2020—Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17 May, UNAIDS is calling on governments to immediately stop arbitrary and discriminatory arrests [...]

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UNAIDS urges countries to stay focused on HIV prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic

PRESS RELEASE UNAIDS urges countries to stay focused on HIV prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic Overstretched health systems, lockdowns, loss of livelihoods and fewer employment opportunities could increase unprotected sex, sexual [...]

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