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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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Working visit of ICASA Director to the host country of ICASA 2021

Prior to the upcoming ICASA conference in December 2021, the Director, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, met with the Director-General of Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC), Dr. Nelson Musoba, UAC Chair [...]

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Africa’s biggest conference on HIV to boost tourism in Uganda

It has been organized since 1990 to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS with a vision for an African continent free of HIV When COVID-19 started ravaging the country, [...]

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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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First man to be cured of HIV now suffers from terminal cancer

Twelve years ago, the man known as “the Berlin patient” received a bone marrow transplant which permanently cured him of HIV. The man, Timothy Ray Brown, told the AP [...]

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