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May 18

National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) leads this observance.

This day is a chance to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a time to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.

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Federal Resources

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Credit: NIAID

Read about how NIH and partners launched the Mosaico Phase 3 HIV vaccine efficacy trial at clinical research sites in North America, South America and Europe.

Learn about the Epidemic

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Our nation’s response to HIV includes prevention research – such as vaccines, microbicides and more. Learn more.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) lead much Federally funded research about HIV. Read about NIAID’s work.


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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Add the Locator to Your Site

We’ve updated HIV Testing & Care Services Locator with information on PrEP and STI services. Embed the Locator in your site to connect your audience with these services and HIV testing, housing and mental health services, too.

Read this blog about the new version.

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Get Involved

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Use #HVAD to share how you’re observing the day.

Visit which offers resources on HIV prevention research for community use.