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Can Timothy Ray Brown’s HIV cure be repeated?

'Patient B' joined a Boston research study to find out: Gary Steinkohl’s story — and legacy

Aug. 2, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

For a few exuberant months, Gary Steinkohl thought he had become only the second person in the world cured of HIV after Timothy Ray Brown. Then his hopes were dashed.

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The legacy of Nkosi Johnson

At AIDS 2016, a South African pediatrician and Fred Hutch vaccine researcher pays tribute to a young HIV hero

July 25, 2016 | By Dr. Glenda Gray

Nkosi Johnson and his struggle to live should not be forgotten. He should not have died. He represents all the children who should not have died from HIV.

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Drug-filled vaginal ring protects women from HIV — when used correctly

Consistent use of ring protects against HIV infection by up to 92 percent, according to new analyses that measured the effectiveness of consistent vs. inconsistent use

July 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa and Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Consistent use of a vaginal ring filled with an antiviral drug protects against HIV infection by up to 92 percent, new analyses show.

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A quick trip to HIV protection?

How babies’ immune systems respond to HIV could offer a roadmap to the development of an effective, efficient HIV vaccine

June 23, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

How babies’ immune systems respond to HIV could offer a roadmap to the development of an effective, efficient HIV vaccine.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 17, 2016

Dr. Larry Corey receives commissioned portrait; Inaugural symposium honors Dr. Joel Meyers; Dr. Julie McElrath appointed as Joel D. Meyers Endowed Chair

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35 years in the AIDS trenches

After helping pave the way to HIV treatment, Dr. Larry Corey wants a vaccine — and a cure

June 13, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The report that Dr. Larry Corey read on that June morning in 1981 is as fixed in his memory as a specimen on a glass slide: five previously healthy men, all of them gay, had fallen ill or died from a lung infection that typically affects only people with severely damaged immune systems. They were, of course, the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS. Finding a way to treat, prevent and even cure this global scourge would become the focus of his life’s work over the next 35 years.

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