HIV and AIDS are one of the health challenges in the world and at present, there is still no cure for them yet, only treatment.
The 18th of May every year is used to raise awareness of these diseases and to increase the awareness of a continued need for a vaccine. This day is also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.
This event was first celebrated on May 18th, 1998 and since then it has been celebrated yearly to educate people on how to prevent HIV and AIDS and to raise awareness on the need and importance of vaccines. The public is educated on roles they can play to end this epidemic.
This event is also used to celebrate those that work towards this goal and those who help victims of HIV and AIDS. This includes volunteers, health professionals, scientists and community members who are involved in the search for HIV and AIDS vaccines.
There are ongoing researches on HIV and AIDS; the main aim is to develop preventive and therapeutic vaccines to help tame these diseases. The preventative vaccine is for those who are not infected; this will prevent them from getting infected with the virus.
The therapeutic vaccine is for those who have already been infected with HIV and AIDS; it will treat the infection and prevent HIV from advancing to AIDS. It will also be a good alternative for the daily dose of HIV medications and it will cure HIV in the body.
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