Tuesday, May 18, marks HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (#HVAD) 2021. It’s also a day to educate the public about advancements in vaccine research and raise awareness about the need for an HIV vaccine (sample social media posts are embedded throughout this article). Our theme for #HVAD2021 is “HIV Vaccine Research: Building on Lessons from COVID”. For example, AVAC, an organization that focuses on global support for HIV prevention, has a theme for HVAD 2021: “HIV Vaccine Research: Building on Lessons from COVID.” On its website, AVAC writes:This HIV Vaccine Awareness Day…takes place in a new era of vaccine science. The NIAID website offers a History of HIV Vaccine Research, which begins in 1984 and continues to the present day’s Mosaico trial.
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