World HIV Vaccine Day 2020
World HIV Vaccine Day is a global call to support the efforts to develop vaccines to prevent HIV infection. Fortunately, immense progress has been made in the field of prophylactic use of HIV drugs, even though key vulnerable populations remain hard to reach. Tragically, the HIV-epidemic is far from being under control.
The UNAIDS Report 2019 made it clear that in 2018, every week, 6000 adolescent girls and young women became infected with HIV. Current demographic trends in Africa foresee increasing numbers of young people at risk of HIV exposure and increasing numbers of adults living with chronic HIV disease at risk of co-morbidities as they age. Four in five new HIV infections among adolescents aged 10–19 years concern girls.