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World AIDS Vaccine Day

May 18

World AIDS Vaccine Day - May 18

World AIDS Vaccine Day is an expression of hope that one day, the disease can be prevented and eradicated. The event is informational in nature. Organizations carry out various actions to draw public attention to the need to develop an AIDS vaccine.

The History

World AIDS Vaccine Day has been celebrated since 1998. A year earlier, in 1997, Bill Clinton gave a congratulatory speech to graduates of Morgan State University. He invited graduates to make new discoveries, including the development of a vaccine against the human immunodeficiency virus and, thus, destroy this terrible threat to the entire planet.

The speech was delivered on May 18. This date was chosen for this holiday, and information and educational conferences are held online and offline. Participants have a red ribbon on their chest – a symbol of the fight against AIDS throughout the world. Organizations raise public awareness of the need to invest in a vaccine production. Moreover, many thanks are given to people who contribute to the production of a safe and necessary AIDS treatment on this day.

Interesting Facts

What is important to know about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus?

  1. The human immunodeficiency virus is characterized by a high mutation rate.
  2. In the presence of AIDS, many bacterial, fungal, viral, and protozoal infections and non-communicable diseases actively develop.
  3. There is only one known case of a complete recovery, which happened by the transplantation of modified stem cells.
  4. Today HIV is the most studied virus.

When is World AIDS Vaccine Day celebrated in 2022?

World AIDS Vaccine 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
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