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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 Planning Guide

Federal Resources

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Credit: NIAID

Read last year’s NIAID HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Blog.

Read more about HIV Vaccine Development here.

Learn about the Epidemic

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Register for the Live with Leadership webinar on May 10, 2021 (1:00pm EST) to learn about how NIH-supported research can help us end HIV in the United States.

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.

Get Involved

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

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) offers a Be The Generation page with shareable resources about immunology and HIV vaccine development.

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