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.
Locate HIV Testing and Other Services
Use and share the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.
You can also send a text message with your ZIP code to “KNOWIT” (566948) or visit http://hivtest.cdc.gov/.
Learn about Be The Generation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) created Be The Generation to maintain and establish relationships with communities most impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in order to promote awareness, understanding, dialogue, and support for biomedical prevention research, including HIV vaccine research.
Watch these videos in which community members talk about their experiences with biomedical HIV prevention research and their efforts to end AIDS.
Join and Follow the Blogosphere
Blog about HIV and your support for HIV vaccine research. Or comment on someone else’s post.
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
Watch this December 2012 conversation with Drs. Koh and Valdiserri about progress. Learn more about the Strategy here.
How can you help implement the Strategy in your community?