International Cure for AIDS Day

Special Announcement  Coming Soon

In the coming months we will be announcing the first ever International Cure for AIDS Day.  This has been a vision of Timothy Ray Brown, Dave Purdy and the Cure for AIDS Coalition since Timothy was cured of HIV over 7 years ago. We feel the that time is right. Please stay tuned and sign up for our Cure Report Alerts to be the first to know about this exciting initiative of the Cure for AIDS Coalition.  We feel it will be an important day in support of Cure for AIDS related Awareness, Education and Full Funding for Cure related Research – in hopes we can End this epidemic once and for all.  But most important it will also be a day to remember the millions world wide living with HIV and AIDS and those we have lost to this dreaded disease that changed the world forever and who are making or made the ultimate sacrifice toward finding a Cure for AIDS.

We are considering three days which are listed below.  As is customary in the world of science and medicine, they are all based on a scientific discovery and date in time related to the first person in the world cured of HIV – Timothy Ray Brown (the Berlin Patient). The brilliant doctor, Gero Huetter, who came up with the idea for Timothy and the world’s first Cure for AIDS describes the three potential days (below) to mark one of the most historic moments in science and medicine over the past century.

 

 


 

HIV/AIDS Awareness Days & Cure for AIDS Day

 

February 2     International Cure for AIDS Day   Possible

  • 2008, per Dr. Gero Huetter the brilliant doctor who cured Timothy Ray Brown, “this was the day I presented the poster of your story at the CROI conference in Boston. From this point your case became public for a larger number of people.”

February 7     National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10     National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20     National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

April 10     National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 25     International Cure for AIDS Day   Possible

  • 2007, per Dr. Gero Huetter, “This was the first blood test where both the HIV RNA and DNA were negative 68 days after Timothy Ray Brown’s first CCR5 Delta 32 stem cell transplantation. Between transplantation and this date we had two positive DNA testing. Usually, HIV-DNA can be negative by chance in every HIV patient for a short period. Retrospectively, I suggested elimination of the virus from your body has happened during this time, much earlier than expected.”

May 18     HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18     International AIDS Candlelight Vigil Day

May 19     National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 19     Hepatitis Testing Day

June 8     Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

June 27     National HIV Testing Day

September 18     National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 27     National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

October 15     National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

November 18     International Cure for AIDS Day   Possible

  • 2006, per Dr. Gero Huetter, “There is a third date which came into my mind this morning. It´s November, 18th 2006 – where we found donor #61 homozygous for the CCR5-delta32 deletion and who became later the donor for Timothy Ray Brown.”

December 1     World AIDS Day

  • The most recognized HIV and AIDS Awareness Day.  Observed on December 1st every year, it is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.  World AIDS Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.Bunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be December 1, 1988. Bunn, a former television broadcast journalist from San Francisco, had recommended the date of December 1st believing it would maximize coverage of World AIDS Day by western news media, sufficiently long following the United States elections but before the Christmas holidays.

 

 

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The above HIV and AIDS Awareness Days were taken from the United States Government website, AIDS.gov