The 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) was held in Cape Town, South Africa, between 7-11 December, 2013. The conference theme of ‘now more than ever, targeting zero’ comes from UNAIDS’ vision calling for ‘Zero new infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths’, while highlighting the need to ‘now more than ever’ maintain the commitment to ensure access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for everyone in Africa, irrespective of their ability to pay. More information can be found at the conference website.
MSF had a strong presence at ICASA, with a number of submissions being accepted for either oral or poster presentation. MSF also organized the following 4 satellite sessions (MSF at ICASA Conference):
- Saturday, 07 Dec (9:00-10:30): Implementing routine viral load testing in Africa: No longer why but how?
- Saturday, 07 Dec (11:00-12:30): Missing in action: HIV care response in fragile or neglected contexts
- Saturday, 07 Dec (15:00-16:30): Delivery models for HIV/TB care involving the community: opportunities and innovation
- Sunday, 08 Dec (12:45-14:15): New Strategies to Prevent Deaths from Cryptococcal Disease
All oral presentations, as well as those from the satellite sessions, can be found here.