HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day—time to reflect on the progress made in HIV prevention research and treatment and look ahead at ways of increasing community awareness and support.

As the home to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)—the largest clinical trials network for an HIV vaccine in the world—and the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP), the Hutchinson Center is on the frontline of the global fight to find a preventive vaccine against HIV.

“Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV,” said Dr. Jim Kublin, executive director, HVTN Core. “A preventive vaccine against HIV offers the best long-term hope to end this worldwide epidemic. Developing such a vaccine is also one of the world’s greatest scientific challenges.”

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