ICASA 2019

How close are we to HIV cure and vaccine?

Among the avenues that will put healthcare ahead of HIV/Aids is the development of vaccines, cures and multiple prevention mechanisms. Scientists and activists who spoke to The New Times on the sidelines of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA...

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 12:14am

ICASA ends with call for more investment in healthcare services

The Minister of Health, Diane Gashumba, has said that although the world has done much in the prevention and treatment of HIV more needs to be done She was presiding over a ceremony of the weeklong International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Kigali...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 3:17pm

ICASA 2019: Takeaways, lessons and recommendations

The 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2019 will conclude its seven-day activities on Saturday, December 7. It has been going on for the past six days and has seen hundreds of sessions on different topics either on HIV, infectious diseases or human rights to...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:38am

Women and community ownership have made a difference, says health minister

Rwanda is one of the few countries, globally, that are on track to achieve the 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets. Visiting Indian media personality Shobha Shukla spoke with Health minister Dr Diane Gashumba on the margins of ICASA 2019 – the 20th International Conference on AIDS and sexually...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 12:50am

Places ICASA delegates can visit after their busy week

As the International Conference on AID'S and STI's (ICASA 2019)  comes to an end this Saturday, ICASA delegates who wish to stay and explore Kigali and Rwanda in general, can visit some of the following places in Rwanda. The Kigali Genocide Memorial This memorial is one of...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:48pm

Where to kick back during ICASA 2019

Over 8,000 delegates from different parts of the globe are meeting in Kigali for the 20th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA). The event is the largest gathering on HIV/AIDS on the African continent, which brings together stakeholders in...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:16am

Adolescents living with HIV are more vulnerable to mental illness – study

Preliminary results from a study on mental health of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) mothers and their children have shown that they are more likely to face mental health issues than teenage mothers who are not infected. This was highlighted on Thursday, by Camille Wittesaele, a...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 8:05pm

ICASA 2019: Inside the Community Village

Since December 1, over 10,000 people have been gathering in Kigali for the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted infections (ICASA). Part of the conference is a platform called the ‘Community Village’ where people living with HIV as well as key populations—...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:14pm

President Kagame officially opens ICASA

President Paul Kagame on Monday evening officiated at the official opening of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), highlighting the need to shun stigma, pursue innovative approaches and invest the necessary financing resources. He was...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 2:29am

HIV self-test services key to end the epidemic

Increasing the ability for people to test themselves for HIV could bolster efforts to universal access to treatment, according to Heather Watts Director of HIV Prevention, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. Under its fast-track target known as 90-90-90, by 2020 UNAIDS aims to have 90 percent...

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:16pm

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