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.