HIV Vaccine Awareness Day


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed each year to recognize the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to develop a vaccine to prevent HIV. It is also an opportunity to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. A safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine is key to ending the HIV pandemic.

HIV research also includes efforts to develop a vaccine for HIV treatment (called a therapeutic vaccine). Treatment with a therapeutic HIV vaccine would ideally keep HIV at undetectable levels without the need for regular antiretroviral therapy (ART).

To learn more, read the ClinicalInfo fact sheets What is a Preventive HIV Vaccine? and What is a Therapeutic HIV Vaccine?

Browse the links on this page to learn more about HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and HIV vaccine research.

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The U.S. Government Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Webpage:

HIV Vaccine Research

NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR): The NIH HIV research agenda includes HIV vaccine research.

Clinical Trials About HIV Vaccines
Use the ClinicalInfo clinical trials search tool to find studies about HIV vaccines:

  • Clinical trials about preventive HIV vaccines
  • Clinical trials about therapeutic HIV vaccines

Call ClinicalInfo at 1-800-448-0440 for help finding clinical trials about HIV vaccine research.

Published Research About HIV Vaccines

From the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC):

Additional Information About HIV Vaccines

From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:

From the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN):

From ClinicalInfo:


From NLM AIDSource: