Americans urged to help end AIDS epidemic

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Americans nationwide will be encouraged to “be the generation” to end the AIDS epidemic on Friday, May 18, the 10th HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. Planned Parenthood and the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Research Program will urge the citizens of Nashville to show support for HIV vaccine research by learning more about the need for an HIV vaccine, by participating in community events to mark the day, or consider volunteering in a vaccine research trial. 

This HIV education initiative challenges Americans to be the generation to end AIDS through the development of a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine.

Forty million people worldwide are affected with HIV. Last year, there were more than four million new infections, 40,000 in the U.S. alone.

People can find information about vaccine research and local events by visiting www.bethegeneration.org.

WHO: Planned Parenthood and the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Research Program  

WHAT: 10th HIV Vaccine Awareness Day “HVAD Community and Volunteer Picnic”

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Shelby Park, Lakeview Pavilion by the Pond, at the end of Shelby Avenue in East Nashville