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 of Parliament, Hon. Wamala Nambozo, Sironko District Woman MP, and the Interim ICASA 2021 Local Secretariat. This interim meeting was crucial in anticipation of the 1st ISC meeting which will be held from 3rd to 4th December 2020 in Kampala, Uganda. On Monday 5th October 2020, during the stakeholder meeting between the [...]

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(L-R) Uganda AIDS Commission chairman Eddie Mukooyo Sefuluya, ICASA director Luc Armand Bodea, MP Florence Wamala Nambozo and Uganda AIDS Commission director general Nelson Musoba during the national ICASA stakeholders meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo. Photo by Nancy Nanyonga

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, the tourism sector became its first casualty, with many businesses closing and hundreds losing their jobs.  As Africa’s largest International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (ICASA) draws closer, stakeholders believe that the biggest beneficiary will be the tourism sector. They estimate that the conference will attract about 10,000 people [...]

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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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OUTREACH FOR ADOLESCENT ORPHANS HIV+ FOR RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

OUTREACH FOR ADOLESCENT ORPHANS HIV+ FOR RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Society for AIDS in Africa, in partnership with the government of Ghana, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA Ghana), the Canadian High Commission organized a donation exercise at the Adentan Municipal Assembly. This donation exercise was targeted at providing 600 dignity kits to HIV+ adolescent orphans and the aging. The programme took place at the Conference hall of the Adentan Municipal Assembly. In attendance was the ICASA Director & SAA Coordinator, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, the Representative of [...]

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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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