Ed Team

World AIDS Vaccine Day

Filed By Ed Team | May 18, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Bill Clinton, HIV/AIDS, President Bill Clinton, World AIDS Day

"Only a truly effective, preventive HIV vaccine can limit and eventually eliminate the threat of AIDS. . . . Today, let us commit ourselves to developing an AIDS vaccine within the next decade. . . . My fellow Americans, if the 21st century is to be the century of biology, let us make an AIDS vaccine its first great triumph."

--Then-President Bill Clinton, in a May 18, 1997 commencement speech (pdf) at Morgan State University. This date is now marked as World AIDS Vaccine Day.

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