ICASA 2019 Road Map of HIV Vaccine Research and Development

Grey crowned crane in Ruhengeri, Rwanda.

The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise is looking forward to the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2019) taking place on 2-7th December 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.

ICASA represents the largest AIDS conference in Africa with over 10 000 delegates expected. The conference theme for 2019 is “AIDS free Africa – Innovation, Community and Political Leadership”. This is a tremendous opportunity for the international community to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa. World leading scientists, policy makers, activists, people living with HIV, government leaders – as well as a number of heads of state and civil society representatives will join the debate on how to achieve this vision.

HIV vaccine research and development will be very much featured at ICASA. Before the conference, the Enterprise is organizing an interactive half-day workshop with the objective to better understand the challenges faced by African researchers and strengthen their participation and contribution to the global effort towards a safe and effective HIV vaccine.

The Enterprise is also organizing a symposium on “HIV vaccine prevention trials in Africa: understanding the present, planning for the future”. We will also contribute to a number of partner’s events.

We look forward to seeing you in Kigali!


  • Wednesday 4 December, 10:45-12:15 , AD10 Satellite Symposia:

EDCTP: Milestones, new platforms and strategies for HIV and TB vaccines research – an EDCTP overview

  • Wednesday 4 December, 12:45-14:15, Joel Nana AD10 Satellite Symposia:

WHO: Innovative technologies and Healthcare 

  • Thursday 5 December, 10:45-12:15, Cheick sidyModibo Kane MH 1, Satellite Symposia:

VIIV HEALTHCARE: Less HIV More You: Thriving with HIV

  • Friday 6 December, 07:00-8:30, Cheick sidyModibo Kane MH1 Satellite Symposia:

Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise: HIV vaccine prevention trials in Africa: understanding the present, planning for the future


  • Tuesday 3 December, 08:45-10:15, Auditorium, Plenary Session:

Towards developing a globally effective HIV vaccine.

African Heads of State towards AIDS Free Africa: What does it take!

Health Financing: community and private sector engagement for increased domestic funding.

  • Tuesday 3 December, 12:45-14:15, Special Session,Cheick Sidy Modibo Kane MH1 Satellite Symposia:

What is new in HIV prevention?

Poster sessions

  • Thursday 5 December, 09:00-18:00, Poster Area:

Poster Session III: Willingness of Female Sex Workers to Participate in Future HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trials in Uganda.

  • Friday 6 December, 09:00-18:00, Poster Area:

Poster Session IV: Laboratory Capacity Strengthening for Conducting HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials in Eastern and Southern Africa.

  • Friday 6thDecember, 09:00-18:00, Poster Area:

Poster Session IV: Utilizing a Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Approach to Develop Community Engagement Videos for Preventive HIV Vaccine Trials in South African Communities.