In our other awareness days for HIV/AIDS we discuss what HIV/AIDS is, the history of the disease, and the landmarks researchers and doctors have made in understanding of HIV/AIDS and in hopes of creating a vaccine.
HIV Vaccination Day is a day each year that is to recognize many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a day to bring awareness to communities and educate about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. HIV research also includes efforts to develop a vaccine for HIV treatment (called a therapeutic vaccine). A safe and effective therapeutic HIV vaccine could prevent HIV from advancing to AIDS, replace daily use of HIV medicines, and help eliminate HIV from the body. A safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine is key to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
You can observe this day of awareness by educating yourself and others, donating to research and advocation groups for HIV/AIDS, and you can also practice safe sex and get regular testing in order to keep yourselves and others safe and to flatten that curve of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.