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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.

Event Guide


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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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.

Federal Resources

NIH HIV vaccine video

Read the 2017 NIH Statement.

Watch NIH's Dr. Fauci talk about why we need an HIV vaccine, the two main approaches to HIV vaccine development, and why the HVTN 702 launch is exciting.

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.