May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

HOUSTON, TX (May 16, 2023) – Per the National Institutes of Health (NIH), HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed every year on May 18 and commemorates U.S. President Bill Clinton’s 1997 declaration that, “only a truly effective, preventive HIV vaccine can limit and eventually eliminate the threat of AIDS.” It recognizes the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to develop a vaccine to prevent HIV and AIDS.

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