HIV AIDS Vaccine Awareness Day

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It’s been 30 years since the first report of the disease we know now as AIDS. Everyday scientists are still working hard toward the goal of a vaccine to prevent the HIV infection.
May 18th is known as National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. The day was created to recognize and thank all of the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals and scientists who work together to find a safe and effective vaccine.
The day also promotes continued awareness and education concerning HIV vaccine research. HIV-AIDS awareness advocate Brian Bourne said, “The quality of life of people who are on the anti-retroviral drugs has improved. The goal is to keep everyone from getting HIV and the vaccine would be a crucial component.”
Clinical trials of HIV vaccines depend on the participation of thousands of volunteers as well as community educators, health care workers and scientists.
According to officials, one in eight people with HIV are unaware of their infection.