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NHARCON Photo competition 2018

NHARCON Photo competition 2018 A photo contest on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness was organized by SAA during National HIV& AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) 2018. This was part of SAA activities to empower, promote and encourage youth to engage in safe sex practices. We received a total of 30 entries. After the shortlisting process 12 submitted photos were selected to progress to the final stage. The criteria for selecting the final winner was made up of three components. After [...]


Abstract submission – 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST)

With pleasure, we draw your attention to the 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST) scheduled to take place in Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana from 14 – 17 May 2019.  On behalf of the Organising Committee, we wish to encourage participants from Ghana to submit abstracts to this foremost scientific conference in Africa. Known as the ‘African CROI”, the INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share [...]



During the opening ceremony of the just ended 2018 edition of the Civil Society Organization Accountability Forum, held in NAF conference Centre from 13th – 15th November, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, Prof. Femi Soyinka, in the company of his wife Dr. Kofo Soyinka were honored with the Prestigious ICON award. In attendance was the current President for the Society for AIDS in Africa, Prof. John Idoko, Madam Ize Adava, Co-Chair of the Conference, Her Excellency Dame Pauline Tallen, Board [...]


Journée Mondiale du Sida 2018 au secrétariat permanent de la SAA, Accra – Ghana

36,9 millions de personnes vivent avec le VIH dans le monde (ONUSIDA 2017). La majorité des personnes vivant avec le VIH se trouvent dans des pays à revenu faible ou intermédiaire et 66% vivent en Afrique subsaharienne. En 2016, 2,1 millions de personnes âgées de 10 à 19 ans vivaient déjà avec le VIH et 260 000 ont été infectées par le virus. Le nombre d’adolescents vivant avec le VIH a augmenté de 30% entre 2005 et 2016 (ONUSIDA 2017). Ainsi, la Société Africaine Anti Sida [...]

SAA Coordinator/ ICASA Director with Youth Delegation from Togo, Cote D’Ivoire and Mali
The staff of Society for AIDS Africa (SAA) with Youth delegation from Sidaction /Grandir Ensemble and Young Leaders for Change Foundation.

Programme des jeunes à ICASA 2019

La Société Africaine Anti SIDA (SAA) a reçu le 5 novembre 2018 une délégation de jeunes du Ghana, du Togo, de la Côte d’Ivoire et du Mali à son secrétariat permanent sis à Accra au Ghana. Cette réunion avait pour but de discuter des stratégies pour la planification du programme des jeunes de ICASA 2019, afin qu’il puisse refléter les objectifs 90-90-90 de l’ONUSIDA. Le directeur de ICASA 2019 et Coordonnateur du Secrétariat Permanent de la Société Africaine Anti Sida, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, a [...]


New Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Plan lays out a roadmap to speed the development of a safe and effective vaccine against HIV

22 October 2018 (Madrid, Spain) – The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), has launched a five-year strategy to accelerate the development of an effective vaccine to prevent HIV infection. The new Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Plan (2018-2023)was unveiled today at the opening of HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018), the world’s only scientific conference dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention, in Madrid, Spain. “This strategy presents an opportunity to address some of the most significant [...]


Kofi Annan’s AIDS legacy

A shining light of Africa has passed away. An African at heart, but a global citizen, Kofi Annan symbolized the best of humanity. He was a rabble-rouser, a troubleshooter and a change-maker. At the turn of the century, AIDS denialism was at its peak. Mr Annan helped to break it. “More people have died of AIDS in the past year in Africa than in all the wars on the continent. AIDS is a major crisis for the continent, governments have [...]


Call for ICASA 2019 Bag design

The ICASA organisers are desirous to get an identity to design the upcoming 20th ICASA bag. In order to get the best and appropriate bag design for ICASA 2019 Rwanda, the organisers are launching this contest for a creative design for the conference. The contest is open to all Africa countries. However, artiste mainly PLHIV and key populations are most encouraged to participate in this contest. The SAA permanent Secretariat/ICASA International secretariat base on the above mentioned, will shortlist 10 best [...]