HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2018

May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day—an opportunity to recognize the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists involved in HIV vaccine research. It is also a time to educate communities about the importance of HIV vaccine research.

HIV research includes studies underway to develop both preventive and therapeutic vaccines:
  • A preventive HIV vaccine is intended for people who do not have HIV. A safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine is key to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
  • A therapeutic HIV vaccine is intended for people who have HIV. A safe and effective therapeutic HIV vaccine could prevent HIV from advancing to AIDS, replace daily use of HIV medicines, and help rid the body of HIV.
  • To learn more, read the AIDSinfo fact sheets What is a Preventive HIV Vaccine? and What is a Therapeutic HIV Vaccine?

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


The U.S. Government Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Webpages:

HIV Vaccine Research

FY 2018 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The NIH HIV/AIDS research agenda for 2018 includes HIV vaccine research.

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):

Additional Information About HIV Vaccines

From National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: 

From the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN):

From AIDSinfo:


From NLM AIDSource:
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