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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2020

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), also known as World AIDS Vaccine Day is observed annually on May 18th as a day to educate communities across the world about the importance of HIV vaccine research.

HIV Vaccine Awareness DayBelow, we have pulled together relevant articles on HIV vaccination from across our BMC portfolio of journals. At BMC, all of our articles are open access - unrestricted and free to read and distribute.

Featured Journals

AIDS ResearchAs an established multidisciplinary journal, AIDS Research and Therapy advances the prevention, treatment and global understanding of HIV/AIDS. Open access publishing provides a truly universal platform for scientists, clinicians, health workers and patients to stay abreast of the latest treatments, preventions and the search for the cure. Read more

Leveraging early HIV diagnosis and treatment in Thailand to conduct HIV cure research

Contemporary issues and new challenges in chronic kidney disease amongst people living with HIV

Metformin effect on gut microbiota: insights for HIV-related inflammation

HIV-1 subtype C predicted co-receptor tropism in Africa: an individual sequence level meta-analysis

RetrovirologyRetrovirology is a community-rooted journal encompassing all disciplines of human and animal retrovirus research. The journal welcomes manuscripts on all aspects of clinical and basic science research relating to retroviral elements, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV), as well as endogenous retroviruses and their emerging role in cancer and autoimmune diseases. Read more

Moving beyond the mousetrap: current and emerging humanized mouse and rat models for investigating prevention and cure strategies against HIV infection and associated pathologies

Bovine leukemia virus: lessons on vaccine development

Benefits and limitations of humanized mice in HIV persistence studies

Characterization of resistance to a potent D-peptide HIV entry inhibitor

New Content ItemBMC Public Health considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community. Read more

Recruitment using respondent driven sampling, risk behaviors assessment and willingness of young female sex workers (18–25 years) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to participate in HIV vaccine trials

Rapid point-of-care CD4 testing at mobile units and linkage to HIV care: an evaluation of community-based mobile HIV testing services in South Africa

New Content ItemBMC Infectious Diseases publishes research on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. Read more

Factors associated with vaccination completion and retention among HIV negative female sex workers enrolled in a simulated vaccine efficacy trial in Kampala, Uganda

The Lisbon patient: exceptional longevity with HIV suggests healthy aging as an ultimate goal for HIV care

Infectious DiseaseWith a dynamic and robust focus on the infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor populations, Infectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access journal with a trans-disciplinary approach spanning research, implementation and policy. Served by a well-established and global Editorial Board, the journal attracts a large readership from around the world, provides a platform for discussion and evidence building, and offers abstracts translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. Read more

Health related behaviors among HIV-infected people who are successfully linked to care: an institutional-based cross-sectional study

Explore our article collections

HIV intervention using mouse models for viruses

This series, published in Retrovirology, presents a collection of articles describing the state of the art in small animal models for HIV research. It is intended to highlight the progress made and how these models have been utilized to address issues of fundamental importance in HIV research, shedding light on  limitations of the current models and expectations from the next generation of precision small animal models for HIV research. Read the articles.

Treatment outcomes and paving the way for an HIV cure in LMICs

Discussion of HIV treatment outcomes in LMICs has historically been neglected, even though it is in these countries that a cure is most crucial. This series, published in AIDS Research and Therapy, covers the ways treatment outcomes can be improved along the way to a HIV cure in states defined as LMICs by the WHO. Read the articles.

More HIV related articles

Histone deacetylase 1 interacts with HIV-1 Integrase and modulates viral replication Virology Journal

The forces driving clonal expansion of the HIV-1 latent reservoir Virology Journal

Characterization of HIV-1 uncoating in human microglial cell lines Virology Journal

Association between the cytokine storm, immune cell dynamics, and viral replicative capacity in hyperacute HIV infection BMC Medicine

Integrated point-of-care testing (POCT) for HIV, syphilis, malaria and anaemia at antenatal facilities in western Kenya: a qualitative study exploring end-users’ perspectives of appropriateness, acceptability and feasibility BMC Health Services Research

Qualitative evaluation of a pilot educational intervention to increase primary care HIV-testing BMC Family Practice ​​​​​​​

Effectiveness of the female condom in preventing HIV and sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis​​​​​​​ BMC Public Health

Despite early Medicaid expansion, decreased durable virologic suppression among publicly insured people with HIV in Washington, DC: a retrospective analysis BMC Public Health

Observational study of continuity of HIV care following release from correctional facilities in South Africa BMC Public Health

Anticipated HIV stigma among HIV negative men who have sex with men in China: a cross-sectional study BMC Infectious Diseases

Characterizing the disability experience among adults living with HIV: a structural equation model using the HIV disability questionnaire (HDQ) within the HIV, health and rehabilitation survey BMC Infectious Diseases

Changes in smoking patterns after HIV diagnosis or antiretroviral treatment initiation: a global systematic review and meta-analysis Infectious Diseases of Poverty​​​​​​​