|The Emory Vaccine Center will host events in support of international HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18, in cooperation with Action Cycling Atlanta, the NAMES Project Foundation/AIDS Memorial Quilt, SisterLove, Inc., National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities and Hopewell Baptist Church. This year the widely varied Atlanta activities will span the week, including a 5K run/walk, theatrical reading, educational symposium, film screening and a two-day 160/200 mile bike ride.
"A safe, affordable HIV prevention vaccine offers our greatest hope to gain control over the global AIDS problem," says Mark Mulligan, MD, executive medical director of the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center. HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is an important annual opportunity to increase the public's knowledge about HIV/AIDS, vaccines and clinical trials. And with these events we wish to say 'thank you' to our many volunteers and to the community, who make progress possible."
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