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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2015

May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. This annual observance is dedicated to the many scientists, health professionals, community members, and volunteers who are collaborating to develop HIV vaccines.
HIV vaccine research underway includes clinical trials (research studies) of both preventive and therapeutic vaccines:
  • Preventive HIV vaccines are intended to prevent HIV infection in people who may be exposed to HIV. A safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine would be a significant advance in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • Therapeutic HIV vaccines are designed to treat people already infected with HIV. A safe and effective therapeutic HIV vaccine would provide an alternative to drugs currently used to treat HIV.

Browse the links on this page to learn more about HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and HIV vaccine research in progress. 

The U.S. Government Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Webpages

HIV Vaccine Research

FY 2015 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2015, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. Information on vaccine research is included in the section on Reducing New Infections.

Clinical Trials About HIV Vaccines
From the AIDSinfo clinical trials search tool:
For help finding clinical trials about HIV vaccine research, call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440.
Published Research About HIV Vaccines
From the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC):
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