Dear Partners, The ICASA 2021 first International Steering Committee Meeting which was scheduled for the 3 - 4 December 2020, has been postponed due to circumstance beyond our control. We will update you with a new date. Sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused you. Thank you.

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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 co-morbidities as well as emerging viral infections and strengthen the Health Systems in Africa towards a Universal Coverage.

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.

News Headlines


ICASA 2021 Press Release

Press Release: 12th December 2020 EMBARGO: None (For immediate release) Communiqué de presse: 14 décembre 2020 EMBARGO: Aucun (Pour diffusion immédiate) The Society for AIDS in Africa was founded in 1989 [...]

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Vagina bacteria may eat HIV prevention drugs and leave women at risk

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre Women with a certain mix of bacteria in their vaginas may be at a much greater risk of contracting HIV because the bacteria consume drugs that prevent infection with the [...]

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2020 World AIDS Day – SAA Activity

In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2020, the Society for AIDS in Africa, the custodian, and organizer of the largest HIV/AIDS Conference in Africa; the International Conference on AIDS [...]

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Timothy Ray Brown, First Person Cured of HIV, Has Died of Cancer

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV, died today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He delivered messages of hope for the HIV community through social media and [...]

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As pandemic deaths pass 1 million, COVID survivors from 37 countries write to pharmaceutical bosses to demand a People’s Vaccine

GENEVA, 29 September 2020—Survivors of COVID-19 from 37 countries are among almost 1,000 people who have signed an open letter to pharmaceutical industry leaders calling for a ‘people’s vaccine’ and treatments [...]

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