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2nd ISC Meeting – Kigali, Rwanda

The 2nd International Steering Committee (ISC) meeting for ICASA 2019 was held in Kigali Last Week on 28th and 29th March 2019. The honorable Minister of Health, Rwanda who is also ICASA 2019 Vice President Dr. Diane Gashumba during the 2nd International steering committee meeting visited the community programme working group, the leadership programme working group and the scientific programme working group and encouraged them to be innovative and propose sessions that can help the continent to respond efficiently towards ending the pandemic of HIV in Africa and [...]

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Healthcare providers should discuss U=U with all their HIV-positive patients

Healthcare providers should inform all patients with HIV they cannot transmit HIV to a sexual partner when their viral load is undetectable, argue the authors of  a strongly worded comment in The Lancet HIV. The authors note that despite overwhelming scientific data supporting the undetectable = untransmittable (U=U) message, significant numbers of healthcare providers do not educate their patients about U=U when telling them their viral load is undetectable. “Providers caring for patients with HIV should universally inform their patients about U=U [...]

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UNAIDS is greatly encouraged by news of a possible cure of an HIV-positive man

SEATTLE/GENEVA, 5 March 2019—UNAIDS is greatly encouraged by the news that an HIV-positive man has been functionally cured of HIV. The man was treated by specialists at University College London and Imperial College London for advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2016 using stem cell transplants from a donor who carried a rare genetic mutation. Researchers report that HIV has been undetectable in the man since he stopped taking antiretroviral medicine 18 months ago. “To find a cure for HIV is the ultimate dream,” [...]

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staff retreat

Atelier de renforcement des capacités du personnel de la SAA

La Société Africaine Anti-Sida (SAA) a organisé un atelier de renforcement des capacités de son personnel du 13 au 16 Décembre 2018 à la Villa Cisneros à Sogakope, Ghana. Le discours d’ouverture a été prononcé par l’hon. Dr David P. Parirenyatwa, ancien Ministre de la Santé du Zimbabwe et actuel vice-président de la SAA. Lire la suite >>

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ICASA 2017 Abstract book distribution.

As part of Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) Strategic Plan (2017- 2021) of building capacities of health professionals and members of Non-Governmental institutions (including religious and community based institutions) on the vision of task shifting in Africa in collaboration with medical schools or health training institution in order to empowering communities with no stigma or discrimination against PLHIV, key populations and their families. Abstract books from International Conference AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2017 were distributed to [...]

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Invitational bid to host the 21st international conference on HIV/AIDS and STI’s in Africa (ICASA 2021)

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) represented by its President; Prof. John Idoko, hereby invites African countries wishing to host the 21st  International Conference on HIV/AIDS and STIs in Africa in 2021 (ICASA 2021) to send in their application bid document to the SAA Secretariat in Accra- Ghana. Closing date for submission of Application is 30th July 2019. ICASA 2021 will be the 21st International Conference on HIV/AIDS and STI’s in Africa to be organized by the Society for [...]

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World AIDS Day 2018 at SAA’s HQ, Accra – Ghana

There are 36.9 million people living with HIV worldwide (UNAIDS 2017). The vast majority of people living with HIV are located in low- and middle- income countries, with an estimated 66% living in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016, 2.1 million people aged between 10 and 19 years were living with HIV and 260,000 became newly infected with the virus. The number of adolescents living with HIV has risen by 30% between 2005 and 2016 (UNAIDS 2017). Thus, the Society for [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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