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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2022

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18

Some diseases, despite the progress of various scientific branches, remain incurable; as a reminder HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is celebrated on May 18. It shows the priority and significance of the development of HIV drugs. People should know the danger of infection and personal safety.

The History

The first studies were conducted in 1983. There were scientific papers and articles published. In 1997, Bill Clinton emphasized the special importance of creating a remedy. HIV Vaccine Awareness Day was established in 1998. An effective HIV vaccine is not available, so its development is ongoing.

Interesting Facts

Infected people can still lead a long life. They can live for many years in by following medical advice and support. In many cases, infected people die from concomitant infections, diseases, or pathological processes triggered by the deadly virus.

  1. In 1991, the public was shocked by the statement of famous musician Freddie Mercury about his diagnosis.
  2. The film Philadelphia was released in 1993, touching on issues of HIV patients.
  3. The number of infected American people increases annually by tens of thousands.
  4. The world scientific community is interested in the speedy development of a vaccine.

Pay attention to patients with this diagnosis and provide them with psychological support. It is important to organize appropriate social programs and work on the availability of medications supporting the body’s functioning. It is impossible to remain indifferent. People thank the doctors and nurses involved in medical research centers, working on the creation of a vaccine.

When is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day celebrated in 2022?

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed on May 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 18 2022
Thursday May 18 2023
Saturday May 18 2024
Sunday May 18 2025


May 18, 2022
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United States

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