International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2021)

HIV testing and counseling

Date(s): -
Location: This is a hybrid event with in-person and virtual gatherings.
United States

Africa’s AIDS response: The race to 2030–Evidence. Scale Up. Accelerate

ICASA 2021 will convene people working in the field of health as well as leaders, people living with HIV, and others committed to ending the epidemic to discuss the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique response to it. Leaders, activists, scientists and community members from around the world will share the latest scientific advances, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to end AIDS by 2030.

The five objectives for this year's gathering are:

  1. To strengthen health systems to integrate high impact interventions on comorbidities, emerging infections and NCDs.
  2. To build, strengthen and invest in Africa’s scientific capacity and manufacturing of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.
  3. To Identify in Africa, resource tailored interventions for populations most affected including women, children, adolescents, men and Key Populations.
  4. To evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on the HIV/AIDS response and share lessons learned in overcoming barriers in maintaining continuity of care for people living with and at risk for HIV infection.
  5. To amplify national, regional, continental and global integration to reach epidemic control in Africa: Contributions from Africans in the Diaspora.

Our Participation


QuickRes maintains HIV services for key populations under COVID-19 lockdowns in Namibia.
Isabel Mendes-Siyamba and Elsie Hlahla

Poster Presentation

Utilizing PrEP-to-Need Ratio to estimate PrEP coverage among Key Population in three high HIV incidence districts of Namibia.
Dr. Denis Mali and Frans Velishavo
Innovation in case finding amongst female sex workers - the Katima Mulilo case
Frans Velishavo and Dr. Abbas Zezai
Towards 95-95-95 targets among key populations in Namibia: Results from ten priority geographical areas
Dr. Abbas Zezai and Frans Velishavo


Isabel Mendes-Siyamba

Chief of party, Namibia

Elsie Hlahla

Service delivery technical advisor in Namibia, IntraHealth International

Frans Velishavo

National monitoring, evaluation and research manager in Namibia, IntraHealth International

Abbas Zezai

Deputy chief of party in Namibia, IntraHealth International