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6 questions with the woman who discovered HIV

Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi on the finding that changed her life, her quest to get male scientists to believe her, the patients who moved her and the possibility of a cure

Aug. 28, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Nobel laureate Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, the French virologist who been a leader in HIV research since her 1983 co-discovery of the virus, spent two days at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center this week as part of the Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy for HIV Cure. She sat down with Hutch writer Mary Engel to talk about her work.

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‘Incredible ambassador of science’

Having discovered HIV, Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi wants a cure

Aug. 26, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

French virologist Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who shared the Nobel prize in medicine for her 1983 discovery of the retrovirus that causes AIDS, told a packed auditorium at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Tuesday that she is “personally convinced we can reach permanent remission—a functional cure” for HIV.

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A voice for HIV cure: Scientists, activists gather for Hutch conference

Scientists, activists gather for Hutch conference on gene therapy and hope for an HIV cure

Aug. 25, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists, activists gather for Hutch conference on gene therapy and hope for an HIV cure.

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