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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.

SAfAIDS news

Africa: New Approach Against HIV Virus 'Holds Promise'

14 April 2015 (allAfrica) - The first human trial of a new type of HIV therapy suggests it could be a promising weapon in the fight against the virus. A report in the journal 'Nature' shows that infusions of so-called 'broadly neutralising antibodies' could suppress the amount of HIV in a patient's blood.

Africa: Co-Infections and Co-Morbidities Framework Approved

NAIROBI, 9 April 2015 (allAfrica) - The Board approved a recommendation submitted by the Strategy and Investment for Impact Committee to allow countries to use some of their allocations to fund interventions in response to co-infections that can exacerbate HIV, TB or malaria.

Zimbabwe: Challenges in Switching to New ARVs Regime

MASVINGO, 8 April 2015 (allAfrica) - Some health institutions in Masvingo are facing challenges in switching from an old anti-retroviral drug combination to the new regimen, thereby creating an artificial shortage of the life prolonging drugs at institutions in the province.This has resulted in some patients being turned away from hospitals.

World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe

GENEVA, 7 April 2015 (WHO)  - New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to WHO, which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety.

Governor Calls for Improved Messages Against HIV/AIDS

MAPUTO, 02 April 2015 (allAfrica) - The governor of Maputo province, Raimundo Diomba, on Tuesday urged activists involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS to improve their methods of educating the various segments of the population, and making them aware of the threat.

Kenya Court Urges Change to Law Criminalising Women Who Pass HIV to Baby

NAIROBI, 01 April 2015 (allAfrica)  — Human rights groups have welcomed moves to change a Kenyan law passed to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, which criminalises pregnant women who pass HIV/AIDS to their babies, saying it discouraged people from finding out their status.

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