Back in 1997 on May 18, then American President Bill Clinton gave a speech at the Morgan State University. He stressed on how important it is for the world to develop a vaccine to eradicate the spread of AIDS and the HIV infection. He also challenged the world of science to develop a vaccine while adding that only “vaccine can limit and eventually eliminate the threat”.
Since then, this day is celebrated as World AIDS Vaccine Day to commemorate the same. Every year, many individuals and communities come together to raise awareness of the urgency of an AIDS vaccine. These communities and healthcare organisations also host various talks and discussions to spread awareness about AIDS and HIV infection.
18th may world HIV Vaccine Day