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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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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Timothy Ray Brown

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 interviews until nearly the end of his life. The passing was announced on his Facebook page by his partner, Tim Hoeffgen, and various friends. Timothy died after a battle with leukemia, the cancer that was the catalyst for a stem cell transplant in 2008 that cleared his body of HIV through the use [...]

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People's Vaccine

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 that are available to all – free from patents. The letter comes on the eve of a high-level side event about the pandemic at the UN General Assembly in New York tomorrow (30 September). The signatories include 242 COVID-19 survivors from South Africa to Finland and New Zealand to Brazil. They [...]

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Timothy Ray Brown

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 news agency that he is now facing terminal leukemia. The first man ever to be cured of HIV, US national Timothy Ray Brown, is suffering from a recurrence of leukemia that was believed to have been cured along with the virus. In an interview with the Associated Press (AP) news agency, Brown [...]

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Distribution of 600 dignity kits to HIV+ Adolescent Orphans and the Aged

Following the lunch of OUTREACH FOR ADOLESCENT ORPHANS HIV+ FOR RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC project in partnership with UNFPA, Canada Government at the Adentan Municipal Assembly conference hall, the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) continue with the distribution of 600 dignity kits to HIV+ adolescent orphans and the aging at the Tema General Hospital, Ashiaman Polyclinic, La Polyclinic, Lekkma Hospital, Ghana NAP+, and Princess Marie Louise Hospital(Children’s Hospital) – Accra. The staff of SAA Permanent Secretariat presenting the Dignity Kits [...]

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