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HVAD 2017 - What Vaccine Champions Are Saying

A lot is being written around the world about HVAD. Here's a compilation of some of that writing:

Advocacy in Uncertain Times: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day turns 20

Appearing in The Huffington Post
Written by Mitchell Warren
The hard truth is we will pass many more May 18ths before we can celebrate a licensed accessible HIV vaccine. And HIV vaccine research can only succeed with enduring advocacy and fresh voices taking up the charge. That means the next generation of vaccine champions will need to rise to the challenge of keeping the hope for and need for an HIV vaccine in the forefront of HIV advocacy. Click here.

HIV Vaccine Development is Closer Than Ever Before

Appearing in New Vision (Uganda)
Written by Hilary Bainemigisha
Today, we recognize and thank the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, donors, researchers, policymakers, regulators and advocates, who are working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. Click here.

HIV Vaccine Development in Nigeria: The need for dedicated action

Press release from NHVMAS
This year marks the 20th anniversary of hope and inspiration for the development of an HIV vaccine. Although we do not have an HIV vaccine, the field has indeed gone far with efforts to develop one. Click here.

Charlatans and False Claim to HIV Cure: A case for urgency for accelerated global HIV Vaccine development efforts

Press release from CISHAN
We look towards a HIV vaccine and a cure. We therefore support all global, regional and national efforts towards a HIV vaccine and cure research. We continue to follow up with the government on its efforts and partnership towards HIV vaccine development and cure research. Through our partner NHVMAS, we continue to work on public education, updates and awareness about new development in the field of HIV Vaccine and cure research. Click here.

Towards an HIV Vaccine

Appearing in The Herald (Zimbabwe)
Written by Munya Chimwara
Today (May 18) is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and developing a vaccine that can prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS must remain a top priority for global human health. Click here.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Renewed hope and determination

Published by USAID
Written by Margaret McCluskey and Giacomo Gorini

May 18, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. Read more and see why HIV vaccine research and development is a critical part of controlling the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Click here.

HIV Vaccine Research: A marathon, not a sprint

Appearing in the NMAC Newsletter
Written by Matthew Rose

As I reflect on HIV vaccine research I am reminded about running a marathon. In the same ways marathon runners commit to the grueling training, the hard work, and the non-stop commitment towards a single goal, they know that the sweet reward of crossing the finish line will be worth all the struggles, aches and pain... Click here.

World Inching Closer to Licensable Vaccines

Appearing in Pulse.ng, Nigeria
The Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, said the world has made significant progress in HIV vaccine research over the last 30 years. Click here.

HIV NGO Urges Federal Government to Invest in Development of Vaccine for Virus

Appearing in Pulse.ng, Nigeria
The Executive Director, Journalist Against AIDS (JAAIDS), Mrs Olayide Akanni, has urged the Federal Government to invest in research create policies that would enable HIV vaccine development in the country. Click here.

HIV Vaccine Realisable

Appearing in NACA – Premium Times, Nigeria
Recent developments have indicated that the global efforts to develop an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine is realisable. This is according to the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, Sani Aliyu, who spoke during a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, to mark the 20th anniversary of the annual HIV Vaccine Advocacy Day. Click here.

HIV Vaccine Advocacy Day: World inching closer to licensable HIV vaccines

Appearing in The Nation, Nigeria
Dr Sani Aliyu, the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), says the world has made significant progress on HIV vaccine research and it is inching closer to licensable HIV vaccines. Click here.

HIV Vaccine Will be Ready Soon – NACA chief

Appearing in Today, Nigeria
Dr Sani Aliyu, the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has declared that the world is inching closer to licensable HIV vaccines due to the numerous significant progress on HIV vaccine research. Click here.

Invest in HIV Vaccine Development, Medical Doctor Urges Federal Government

Appearing in The Sun, Nigeria
The Director, Clinical Services, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Dr. Ernest Ekong, has said there was need for the Federal Government to invest more resources in research-oriented policies that could enable HIV vaccine development in Nigeria. Click here.

NGO Urges Federal Government to Invest in HIV Vaccine Development

Appearing in Business Day News, Nigeria
The Executive Director, Journalist Against AIDS (JAAIDS), Mrs Olayide Akanni, has urged the Federal Government to invest in research create policies that would enable HIV vaccine development in the country. Click here.

International Observance: World AIDS Vaccine Day

Appearing in the Nigerian Expression, Nigeria
World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and first commemorated in 1998, is observed annually on May 18 to promote the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. Click here.

HIV Vaccine Prepared Quickly

Appearing in Afrikagold, Nigeria
Dr Sani Aliyu, the Director-Common, Nationwide Company for the Management of AIDS (NACA), says the world has made important progress on HIV vaccine analysis and it’s inching nearer to licensable HIV vaccines. Click here.

Invest in HIV Vaccine Development, Medical Doctor Urges Federal Government

Appearing in Nglifestyle, Nigeria
The Director, Clinical Services, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, Dr. Ernest Ekong, has said there was need for the Federal Government to invest more resources in research-oriented policies that could enable HIV vaccine development in Nigeria. Click here.

Researchers Focus on Eight Potential HIV Vaccines, So Far None Promises Gleam Future

Appearing in The Star, Kenya
Kenyan researchers are working on about eight potential HIV vaccines. “Most of them were found to be safe, but failed to stimulate the body’s immune system,” Borna Nyaoke, a clinical trial physician at the Kenya Aids Vaccine Initiative, said yesterday. Waci health executive director Rosemary Mburu praised HIV research efforts in Kenya and called for more government funding. Click here.