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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day


May 18th, 2009



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May 18 marks the twelfth annual observance of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. This day is an opportunity to recognize the many individuals, including volunteers, health professionals, and scientists who participate in and conduct HIV vaccine research. In addition, this day serves to educate communities about the importance of finding a vaccine to prevent the spread of HIV.
 
Scientists have been searching for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection since the virus was first identified in 1983. Each clinical trial brings us one step closer to finding an effective vaccine.

On May 18, wear your red AIDS ribbon upside down, forming a "V" for vaccine - as a sign that you share the hope of finding a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.
 
The following links provide information about HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, including AIDSinfo resources, vaccine research and clinical trials.


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Sites

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Web Site: Provides information about events and activities dedicated to HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Web Site: Web site dedicated to HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, especially as it relates to the minority population.

NIAID HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Press Release: Statement by Margaret I. Johnston, Ph.D., Gary J. Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18, 2009.



 

AIDSinfo Resources

Preventive Vaccines: Links to online resources about preventive HIV vaccines.

Preventive HIV Vaccines Fact Sheet: Information about preventive HIV vaccines.

HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials: Information about preventive and therapeutic HIV/AIDS vaccine research. Includes detailed information about current HIV vaccine clinical trials.



 

HIV Vaccine Research

FY 2009 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for HIV-related research across all of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2009. This section of the plan focuses on HIV prevention research including vaccines. Developed by the Office of AIDS Research.

FY 2010 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for HIV-related research across all of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2010. This section of the plan focuses on HIV prevention research including vaccines. Developed by the Office of AIDS Research.

HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN): International collaboration of scientists, educators, and clinical trial volunteers conducting HIV vaccine research.

Be the Generation - NIAID HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative: Web site dedicated to the Education Initiative, with information about HIV vaccine clinical trials, a toolkit, and other resources. From the Division of AIDS (DAIDS).

The Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC): Facility established at the National Institutes of Health to develop vaccines, including HIV/AIDS vaccines.

U.S. Military HIV Research Program: This network includes an international laboratory and clinical testing system through which candidate vaccines are created and evaluated.

Preventive HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials: Links to federally and privately sponsored preventive HIV vaccine clinical trials. From Clinicaltrials.gov.

Partnerships for AIDS Vaccine Evaluation (PAVE): PAVE is a voluntary consortium of U.S. government agencies and key U.S. government-funded organizations involved in the development and evaluation of HIV/AIDS preventive vaccines and the conduct of HIV vaccine clinical trials.



 

More Online HIV Vaccine Resources

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines: Fact sheet about immune protection and the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. From NIAID.

AIDS Vaccine 2009 Conference: Information about the 2009 AIDS Vaccine Conference being held October 19-22, 2009 in Paris, France.