Adding a safe, effective and accessible vaccine to the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment arsenal will make a world of difference to the millions of men, women and children whose lives remain at risk from this disease.
On 18 May, we commemorate HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and reiterate US President Bill Clinton’s historic declaration that: Only a truly effective, preventive HIV vaccine can limit and eventually eliminate the threat of AIDS.
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
“Today, IAVI stands proudly alongside our many partners around the world – fellow researchers, doctors, nurses, advocates, community workers, trial volunteers – to publicly reaffirm our commitment to overcoming one of history’s greatest scientific challenges,” said IAVI President & CEO Margie McGlynn. “Science and innovation are bringing us closer and closer to an AIDS vaccine. Our work will continue, until there is a vaccine.”
Click here to witness the dedication of some of the HIV vaccine field’s leading lights.
Click here to read IAVI CSO Wayne Koff’s overview of HIV vaccine R&D in The Scientist.
Click here to read thoughts from IAVI India Director Rajat Goyal in Air India’s inflight magazine.