World AIDS vaccine day 

WORLD AIDS VACCINE DAY

What is the AIDS vaccine?

What is AIDS Vaccine

A preventive HIV/AIDS vaccine is given only to people who do not have any symptoms of HIV. The vaccine is being administered to people to protect and safeguard them from HIV in the future. The vaccine invigorates the person’s immune system and prepares it to fight against all deadly viruses, including HIV.

What happens when a vaccine is injected?

Whenever a vaccine is injected, it sparks your immune response, helping the body combat the germs destroying the human immune system. Since vaccines are manufactured from a very small number of dead germs, they won’t make you feel fatigued.

Is the vaccine approved by FDA?

No HIV vaccine has been recognised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But, the research for the discovery of the HIV vaccine is still in the process, and hopefully, one day, they may get an approved vaccination certificate for HIV.

Is therapeutic HIV vaccine different from HIV vaccine? 

The therapeutic vaccine is completely contrary to the HIV vaccine. A therapeutic HIV vaccine is administered to people who are suffering from HIV. This vaccine strengthens the fragile immune system of people living with HIV. Hence, they can balance their immune systems without getting decimated. But the HIV vaccine is catered to those who do not have HIV and is a preventive injection.

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Can HIV affect a person after a preventive vaccine?

No, after the HIV vaccine, there is the least possibility of getting prone to HIV. The preventive HIV vaccines being studied in clinical trials show that over 30,000 participated in HIV vaccine studies all over the world, and no one has tested positive for HIV in the last 25 years. This data vividly shows the success rate of the preventive HIV vaccine.

Is preventive HIV vaccine mandatory for everyone?

Comparatively, the treatment and medicine for HIV have improved a lot in recent decades. The disadvantages involved in the HIV vaccine are that it is a little expensive, can have side effects, and is unavailable in some countries. However, it is not compulsory for everyone to get the vaccine.  

Consuming pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEp) and correct usage of a condom can help to prevent HIV. Scientists and researchers strongly believe a preventive HIV vaccine is the most elegant way to completely eradicate HIV infections.

Research regarding preventive HIV vaccine

Some of the studies and research undertaken in clinical trials include:

  1. The safety of HIV preventive vaccine.
  2. Is preventive HIV vaccine protective against HIV?
  3. The response of the immune system after injecting preventive HIV vaccine.
  4. Testing different ways of injecting preventive vaccines, either by using a needle or syringe with a needle-free device.

Why is World AIDS Vaccine Day celebrated?

World AIDS vaccine day is celebrated all over the world with a pure intention to bring awareness to HIV among people. On this day, the government of all countries encourages their people to avail themselves of the HIV vaccine to protect and safeguard themselves from getting affected due to HIV.  

The main reason for this awareness is to bring clarity to the people who are not aware of the dreadful consequences of HIV. WHO believes that vaccination is the only trustworthy solution to prevent people from HIV attacks.

Summing up

The ambition of WHO is to develop a secure vaccine that safeguards people all across the world from acquiring HIV. However, the vaccine only protects people who are vaccinated, or it helps in reducing the severity of infection on the rates of transmission and controls the outbreak of pandemic for populations at high risk of getting HIV.

 An effective vaccine could decrease the rate of individuals who get infected with HIV and thus forbid the spread of HIV.


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