HIV VACCINE AWARENESS PORTAL
Now in the second decade of ART, many of our HIV positive friends, colleagues and patients are living longer, more productive and healthier lives. The advent of Protease Inhibitors, combination HIV therapies and more robust drug development pipelines has had dramatic impact in the longevity, quality of life and health of our patients. Exciting new HIV prevention interventions such as PrEP and Microbicides hold promise for the future. While these advances in prevention and care have saved countless individuals from progressing to AIDS, there is no cure for HIV.
Over 40 million people are living with HIV worldwide.
We need a vaccine to help stop the spread of HIV.
To strengthen awareness of HIV vaccine research and clinical trials, ANAC is participating with the NIAID HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative (NHVREI). The goals of NHVREI are to:
- Build support for and trust in HIV vaccine research among healthcare workers, educators and communities most affected by HIV;
- Provide factual, evidence-based information on HIV vaccine research and trials;
- Promote and share opportunities for everyone to “Be the Generation” that stops the spread of HIV;
- Decrease numerous misunderstandings associated with HIV vaccine research.
How you can Be the Generation that stops the spread of HIV
- Bookmark this page and share it with your colleagues, friends and patients. We’ll be regularly adding new resources and news about HIV vaccine research and trials to keep you informed.
- Help us reach out to our communities and ensure there is diverse participation in HIV vaccine research and trials so researchers can develop an HIV vaccine that is effective for all people.
- Please download and distribute the following HIV vaccine Brochures, Factsheets and Customizable Posters in conjunction with HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. Share them with your colleagues, mentors, patients and friends!
Test YOUR knowledge of HIV vaccines: bethegeneration.nih.gov/go/hiv-vaccine-quiz
Want to learn more about HIV Vaccine Trials in your community? Visit www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/Vaccines/Default.aspx to create your own search on HIV prevention and therapeutic trials.
Additional HIV Vaccine Resources:
HVTN – The HIV Vaccine Trials Network?- The HVTN is an international organization of scientists and educators who have come together to develop a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. The HVTN was created in 1999 by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
IAVI – International AIDS Vaccine Initiative - is a global not-for-profit organization working to speed the search for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. Founded in 1996 and operational in 23 countries, IAVI and its network of partners research and develop vaccine candidates. IAVI also advocates for a vaccine to be a global priority and works to ensure that a future vaccine will be accessible to all who need it.
AVAC – The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition? - A community-based organization, AVAC accelerates the ethical development and global delivery of vaccines against HIV/AIDS. AVAC provides independent analysis of developments in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, public education on vaccine research, policy advocacy, and helps local communities support and stay informed about HIV vaccine clinical trials.