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Dr. Ron Simmons at the ICASA 2017 Marathon meeting in Côte D’Ivoire

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 called him, served on the International Steering Committee of ICASA 2017 Cote d’Ivoire under the Scientific programme committee and ICASA 2019 Rwanda under the Community Programme Committee. He also served as one of the numerous abstract reviewers. Dr. Simmons is also a founding member of the Global Network of Black [...]

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

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 of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and to enact laws to protect their human rights. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been news reports of murders of transgender people in Puerto Rico, arrests of LGBTI people in [...]

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

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 violence and exploitation, transactional sex and sex work, leading to an increase in new HIV infections GENEVA, 6 May 2020—Despite the global progress made in HIV prevention, with new HIV infections falling by 40% since the peak in 1997, hard-won gains are in danger of being reversed by the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

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WHAT PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIV AND COVID-19, UNAIDS. ONUSIDA, VIH ET COVID-19 : INFORMATIONS À L’INTENTION DES PERSONNES SÉROPOSITIVES

COVID-19 is a serious disease and all people living with HIV should take all recommended preventive measures to minimize exposure to, and prevent infection by, the virus that causes COVID-19. READ MORE La COVID-19 est une maladie à prendre au sérieux. Toutes les personnes vivant avec le VIH doivent respecter l’ensemble des mesures préventives afin de minimiser leur exposition au virus à l’origine de la COVID-19 et d’éviter toute infection.EN SAVOIR PLUS Source: UNAIDS

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Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuza (Minister for the Presidency), launching ICASA 2021 Call for Logo and Theme.
Delegation from the Government of Uganda and the ICASA Director; Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, with the support of UNAIDS representative, Chair of Uganda AIDS Commission Board, the Director of Uganda AIDS Commission.

Le Gouvernement Ougandais et la Société Africaine Anti-Sida lancent l’appel à candidature pour la conception du logo et les propositions du thème et des objectifs de ICASA 2021

Le Ministre de la Présidence, Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuiza et le Directeur de ICASA, M. Luc Armand Bodea de la Société Africaine Anti-Sida (SAA); organisateurs de la Conference Internationale sur le Sida et les IST en Afrique (ICASA) lancent l’appel à candidature pour la conception du logo et les propositions du thème et des objectifs de ICASA 2021. L’Ouganda est le pays hôte de ICASA 2021 et le logo de la 21eme  édition de ICASA mettra en exergue les valeurs [...]

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Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuza (Minister for the Presidency), launching ICASA 2021 Call for Logo and Theme.

Uganda Government and Society for AIDS in Africa launch Call for bids for ICASA 2021 Logo & theme

The Minister for the Presidency, Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuiza and the Director of ICASA, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea of Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA); the organizers of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) launched the Call for bid to brand and design the ICASA 2021 logo and also the Call for ICASA 2021 theme and objectives. Uganda is the host country of ICASA 2021 and the logo of the 21st edition of [...]

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Coronavirus – SAA Solidarity with China

Press release – 13th February 2020 Embargo: none (for immediate release) Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) Prof John Idoko SAA President ICASA 2021 President The President, Professor John Idoko and the Board of the Society for AIDS in Africa are cognizant of the far reaching effects of the global outbreak of the Coronavirus and would like to express our solidarity and support to all who are affected directly or indirectly by the outbreak in Wuhan, China at large and the global community. We [...]

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Message on the occasion of Human Rights Day

10 December 2019 Winnie Byanyima Executive Director of UNAIDS Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Human rights are key to ending AIDS and have been at the heart of every struggle and every success we have had since the beginning of the epidemic. Without us demanding our human rights and the tireless call to ensure that human rights remain central to the AIDS response, we would not have more than 24 million people on treatment today and four in five people living with HIV would not know [...]

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Uganda Beats Kenya to Hosting International AIDS Conference

Minister Esther Mbayo addressing journalists at office of the President in Kampala Uganda has beaten neighbours Kenya to hosting the 21st edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) slated to take place from December 6th to 11th 2021. Uganda alongside four other African countries (Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Tunisia) submitted bids to host the conference and were shortlisted. Following this shortlisting, registered members of the Society for AIDS in Africa voted for countries of [...]

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Luc Bodea, Director of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)

Conversations between the Afro-Diaspora & Africans Press Breakfast

Luc Bodea, Director of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) and the Coordinator of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), began his presentation by highlighting the focus of his position as Director of ICASA, to mitigate AIDS on the continent by 2030. He established that while this is his goal and priority, attention is also given to mitigating diseases such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, and Hepatitis and recently other emerging infectious diseases. Since 1990, there [...]

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