World AIDS Vaccine Day observed

On May 18th communities around the world are planning events to commemorate an annual day dedicated to the development of a safe and effective AIDS vaccine. IAVI-sponsored events are planned in India and Kenya, including the screening of the documentary Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine to raise awareness and highlight advances in the field. The US National Institutes of Health is also sponsoring several community events throughout the US.

This day was chosen as a reminder of the urgent need for an AIDS vaccine after US President Bill Clinton called for a renewed commitment toward the development of a vaccine by saying "only a truly effective, preventive HIV vaccine can limit and eventually eliminate the threat of AIDS."

All articles written by Kristen Jill Kresge