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The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the custodian of the International Conference on AIDS and STI’s In Africa (ICASA) with great pleasure, announces to all esteemed stakeholders and cherished delegates that Zimbabwe has been chosen to host ICASA 2015. The SAA Board officially announced the host country at a press conference in Harare on the 25th of June 2015. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Pagwesese David Parirenyatwa representing the Government of Zimbabwe and Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President.

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UNAIDS: 95% of African Children With AIDS Lack Access to Treatment

YAOUNDE, 03 June 2015 (VOANews) - Nearly 95 percent of African children living with AIDS do not have access to treatment, the executive director of UNAIDS said during a visit to Cameroon Tuesday.

Zimbabwe: AIDS Levy Raises Millions to Fund Zimbabwe's HIV Response

HARARE, 02 June 2015 (allAfrica) - A senior Zimbabwean health official has revealed how money collected through the country's AIDS levy is funding the national response to HIV. In 2014 the government collected US$38.65 million through the levy, which is an income-based tax.

Ensuring access to HIV services for internally displaced people in South Sudan

MALAKAL, 01 June 2015 (UNAIDS) - In the north-eastern city of Malakal in South Sudan, an HIV support network with around 150 members met on a regular basis to talk about the challenges they faced in accessing antiretroviral medicines and the food they needed to stay healthy. But in 2013, when the civil war broke out and fighting reached Malakal, everything changed.

Nigeria: 160,000 Nigerian Adolescents HIV Positive - NACA

ABUJA, 27 May 2015 (allAfrica) - A report presented by Ms Victoria Isiramen of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that about 160,000 Nigerian adolescents are infected with the HIV virus while 11,000 have died from the epidemic.

UNAIDS calls for sustained commitment to develop an effective HIV vaccine

GENEVA, 18 May 2015 (UNAIDS) - On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, UNAIDS is calling for a renewed global commitment to finding an effective HIV vaccine.

Self-Testing - Brave New Approach to HIV Fight

HARARE, 14 May 2015 (allAfrica) - Total elimination of HIV is a herculean task for the government and its development partners as it calls for innovative approaches in HIV prevention, treatment and care.

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