May 18, 2020
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed each year to recognize the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together 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 pandemic.
HIV research also includes efforts to develop a vaccine for HIV treatment (called a therapeutic vaccine). Treatment with a therapeutic HIV vaccine would ideally keep HIV at undetectable levels without the need for regular antiretroviral therapy (ART).
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.