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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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 [...]

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SAA booth attracts many delegates of the 13th INTEREST Conference

The 13th HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings Conference known as the the INTEREST Conference is currently underway at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel [...]

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2nd ISC Meeting – Kigali, Rwanda

The 2nd International Steering Committee (ISC) meeting for ICASA 2019 was held in Kigali Last Week on 28th and 29th March 2019. The honorable Minister of Health, Rwanda who is also ICASA 2019 [...]

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Healthcare providers should discuss U=U with all their HIV-positive patients

Healthcare providers should inform all patients with HIV they cannot transmit HIV to a sexual partner when their viral load is undetectable, argue the authors of  a strongly worded [...]

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INTEREST – 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings 14 May- 17 May 2019, Accra, Ghana

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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 [...]

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