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Laboratories inside the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle Times highlights HVTN and Fred Hutch


International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban, South Africa

Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch

This week South Africa is hosting the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban. This conference, which was last held in South Africa in 2000, brings together scientists, educators, governmental officials, volunteers and advocates to discuss the continuing plight of HIV. The Seattle Times featured two news stories as part of a two-part series July 15th and 18th, highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of Fred Hutch, especially VIDD’s HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) to developing a vaccine for HIV.

Links to the Seattle Times articles:

Part 1: ‘We have only one shot’: Fred Hutch’s quest to wipe out AIDS in South Africa

Part 2: The elusive HIV vaccine: how Seattle scientists’ frustration is turning to hope