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The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General calls for a greater focus on ending inequalities to end AIDS

PRESS RELEASE Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported and just weeks before the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, the United Nations Secretary-General has released a new report with recommendations and targets to get the world on track to end AIDS NEW YORK, 30 April 2021—The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has warned that despite intensive action and progress made against HIV in some places and population groups, HIV epidemics continue to expand in others and [...]

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Appel à candidature au Conseil d’Administration de la SAA

Appel à candidature au Conseil d’Administration de la SAA

appel à candidature au  Conseil Exécutif- élection avril  2021- (Mandat 2022-2025) les membres du Conseil d’Administration de la SAA (Mandat 2022- décembre 2025) DATE LIMITE DE DEPÔT DES CANDIDATURES :  15 mai 2021  Le Conseil d’Administration de la SAA, conformément a la constitution de la SAA, est constitué de dix membres élus, représentants les 5 zones africaines( Nord, Centre, Ouest, Est, et Sud). Le conseil d’Administration, conformément à l’article 10.1 de la constitution est formé des membres élus suivant le processus électoral [...]

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Call for Nominations for Members of the Governing Board of SAA

Call for Nominations for Members of the Governing Board of  SAA 

Nominations for Executive Council-election April 2021- (Mandate 2022-2025) and Members of the Governing Board of SAA (Mandate 2022-December2025) DEADLINE: 15th May 2021 In line with the SAA constitution, the Governing Board will consist of ten elected members from the 5th zones of Africa. Per article 10.1 of the SAA constitution, the following members will be elected through an electronic ballot process: The membership of SAA at large would elect ten members. The UN agencies would nominate two members. Three members will be elected from each [...]

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ICASA 2021 VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE: INVITATION TO ALL MEDIA PARTNERS

Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), organizers of ICASA was founded in 1989 by a group of African scientists, activists and advocates. The establishment of the Society was the result of advocacy by African scientists, started in 1988, for the ICASA conference to be organized by Africans in Africa – A cause supported by the then Director of WHO, Dr. Peter Piot. This movement eventually led to the establishing of SAA as a non-governmental- and not-for-profit organization. As part of [...]

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ICASA 2021 Registration Now Open

Dear ICASA Prospective Delegate and Partner, The 21st edition of the International Conference on AIDS & STI in Africa (ICASA 2021 virtual & in-person conference), will be organized on 6th-11th December 2021. From 1st March 2021, the following online conference registrations will be opened: Early Registration Call for Abstract submission Satellite-symposium Call for sponsorship & partnership NB: The exhibition will be opened on 9th March 2021. Visit http://icasa2021.saafrica.org for more information.

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Activate your SAA Membership Account

Dear Honorable SAA member, I hope this mail finds you well. The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) is privileged to announce that we have launched our new membership portal. Kindly click on the following link to register as SAA member or renew your membership: https://bit.ly/303Xpur A mail will then be sent to you to activate your account followed by an invoice to enable you to make your payment. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society for AIDS in Africa has decided to waive [...]

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SAA mourns the death of Board Member, Researcher, Academician and great Professor of Medicine James Gita Hakim
SAA mourns the death of Board Member, Researcher, Academician and great Professor of Medicine James Gita Hakim

SAA mourns the death of Board Member, Researcher, Academician and great Professor of Medicine James Gita Hakim

Accra Ghana, 26 January 2021 The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the organizer of International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) is deeply saddened by the death of our dear Board member, friend and colleague Professor James Gita Hakim. He was an acclaimed academic, researcher and leading Professor who dedicated his life to developing medical education capacity and research capacity strengthening to cope with the heavy burden of all diseases especially HIV and AIDS in Africa. Professor Hakim [...]

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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 at the fourth International Symposium on AIDS and Associated Cancers in Africa (now ICASA) held in Marseille France by a group of African scientists, activists, and advocates in response to the HIV epidemic. The establishment of the Society was the effect of the agitations of some African scientists for the [...]

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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 virus. Oral pre-exposure prophylactic (PrEP) drugs are 90 percent effective in preventing HIV infections in men who have sex with men. But the efficacy of PrEP drugs drops to 50 percent or lower in women, regardless of whether they are taken orally or vaginally – and researchers lack a full explanation for why [...]

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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 and STIs in Africa (ICASA) embarked on a Blood donation exercise. The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) which headquarters is based in Accra since 2009, embarked on the blood donation exercise to support and strengthen the health system in Ghana amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not new, as [...]

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