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.

News Headlines


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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THE INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS MAKING HARD DECISIONS AT THE ICASA 2019 MARATHON MEETING

The International Steering Committee members met today, 21st of August 2019, at the Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali Rwanda to develop the oral abstract sessions for the 2019 ICASA Conference scheduled to hold [...]

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ICASA 2019 PRESS CONFERENCE AT IAS 2019, MEXICO

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), organisers of International Conference on AIDS & STI’s in Africa (ICASA) held a press conference at the just-ended International AIDS Society (IAS) [...]

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ICASA 2019 Solidarity Message At The 3rd Southern African Regional Students And Youth Conference On Sexual Reproductive Health (SARSYC) Zambia 2019

The 3rd Southern African Regional Students and Youth Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SARSYC) was held from 10th-13th July 2019 at the Cresta Golf View hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The event organised [...]

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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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