Australia Aids South Africa Inc (AASA) is an Australian-registered Not-For-Profit organisation, which was founded in 2003 with a mission to relieve the pain and suffering of those is South Africa infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By partnering with urban South African communities and organisations, AASA raises funds in Australia to ease the financial burden individuals with HIV/AIDS encounter.
The inspiration for AASA came when the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town came to Melbourne in 2003. He explained about the heartbreaking trauma and desperate needs experienced by the victims of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. With this in mind, the original committee members of AASA came together to create an organisation, free from the heavy overheads of similar mainstream organisations.