World AIDS Vaccine Day 2023 : 18th May

World AIDS Vaccine Day is observed every year on 18 May. This day is also known as HIV Vaccine Knowledge Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the need for the HIV/AIDS vaccine.

History :

The first World AIDS Vaccine Day was observed on 18 May 1998. On 18 May 1997, former US President Bill Clinton’s commencement speech at Morgan State University challenged the world to set new goals in the emerging era of science and technology and to develop an AIDS vaccine within the next decade.

Significance :

World AIDS Vaccine Day is an opportunity to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. In addition, it is also a time to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.

Qns : When Is celebrated World AIDS Vaccine Day?

(A) 29th May
(B) 18th May
(C) 21st May
(D) 7th May

Ans : (B) 18th May

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