HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2019

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed each year to recognize the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working to develop a vaccine to prevent HIV. It is also an opportunity to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. A safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine is key to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

HIV research also includes efforts to develop a vaccine for HIV treatment (called a therapeutic vaccine). A safe and effective therapeutic HIV vaccine could prevent HIV from advancing to AIDS, replace daily use of HIV medicines, and help eliminate HIV from the body.

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 Webpage:

HIV Vaccine Research

NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (FY 2019/2020), from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The NIH HIV/AIDS research agenda includes HIV vaccine research.

Clinical Trials About HIV Vaccines

Use the AIDSinfo clinical trials search tool to find studies about HIV vaccines:

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 the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: 

From the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN):

From AIDSinfo:

From NLM AIDSource:
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