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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2016

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed every year to recognize the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists involved in HIV vaccine research. The annual observance also draws public attention to the pursuit and promise of safe and effective HIV vaccines.
HIV research includes studies (clinical trials) 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 valuable addition to current HIV prevention strategies.
  • 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 underway.

The U.S. Government Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

NIH Statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Webpages

HIV Vaccine Research

FY 2017 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2017, from the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The “Reducing the Incidence of HIV/AIDS” section of the Plan discusses preventive HIV vaccines.

Clinical Trials About HIV Vaccines
From the AIDSinfo clinical trials search tool:
Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for help finding clinical trials about HIV vaccine research.

Published Research About HIV Vaccines
From the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC):
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