NATIONAL HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY – May 18th 2016


 

National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day May 18

NATIONAL HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY

May 18 is National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.  This day was created as an annual observance to recognize and to thank all of the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals and scientists who work together to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine.

The day also promotes continued awareness and education concerning HIV vaccine research.

HOW TO OBSERVE

For more information on events and activities visit the National Institutes of Health website and use #HIVVaccineAwarenessDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Organized by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, this day is also a day to educate our communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. Community activities and media events are being held around the country in recognition of National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.

HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY

PLAN AN EVENT

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

Locate HIV Testing and Other ServicesUse and share the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.

Learn about the Locator app for iPhone and iPad and download the app here Exit Disclaimer. Download the Android app here. Exit Disclaimer

LEARN ABOUT BE THE GENERATION

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)created Be The Generation Exit Disclaimer 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 Exit Disclaimer in which community members talk about their experiences with biomedical HIV prevention research and their efforts to end AIDS.

FOLLOW BLOGS

Join and Follow the BlogosphereBlog about HIV and your support for HIV vaccine research.

Subscribe Exit Disclaimer to the AIDS.gov blogto hear about the HIV/AIDS awareness days, new media and the response to HIV and more.

USE NEW MEDIA

Twitter logoUse the hashtag #HVAD to share about how you’re observing HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.

Read and share the new media declaration.

How can you use new media to enhance our response to HIV/AIDS?

LEARN ABOUT HIV VACCINES AND THE EPIDEMIC

Learn about the EpidemicHIV prevention research includes vaccines, microbicides and more.Click here to learn about prevention research.

Get fact sheets about the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Learn the HIV/AIDS Basics. Know the Facts, Take Care of Yourself.

GET THE FACTS ABOUT HIV RESEARCH

NIAID logoThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a leader in Federally supported research related to HIV. Read about NIAID’s work here.

Learn about volunteering for HIV research studies.

GRAPHICS, LOGOS AND WIDGETS

logoDownload the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days postcard here(PDF, 1.49MB).

Add the HVAD logo to your materials.

Add the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator to your site. Get the widget.

READ THE NATIONAL HIV/AIDS STRATEGY

National HIV/AIDS StrategyIn 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. Exit Disclaimer

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