HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed annually on May 18th. This observance provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a day to educate communities across the nation about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.
Looking to get involved for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day? Here are some ways you can prepare for and get involved in this observance in your community.
Read and share the 2016 NIH Statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Locate HIV Testing and Other Services
Use and share the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.
Watch These Videos
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.
Blog about HIV and your support for HIV vaccine research.
Learn about HIV Vaccines and the Epidemic
HIV prevention research includes vaccines, microbicides and more. Click here to learn about prevention research.
Learn the HIV/AIDS Basics. Know the Facts, Take Care of Yourself.
Graphics, Logos and Widgets
Download the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days postcard here (PDF, 1.49MB).
Add the HVAD logo to your materials.
Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
In July 2015, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (PDF 2.18 MB).
Talk about it with your friends and colleagues.
Read the Federal Action Plan. (PDF, 772 KB). Watch Our Strategy: HIV Community Voices from Across the U.S.