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'We've become full partners'

An HIV laboratory in South Africa advances scientific understanding, and more

Jan. 6, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch immunologist Dr. Erica Andersen-Nissen moved to Cape Town, South Africa, in 2013 to set up a state-of-the-art HIV laboratory to anchor two groundbreaking vaccine clinical trials. This is the story of building that lab, from the people up.

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Quest for an HIV vaccine

Community trust is key as researchers start a new trial across 15 sites in South Africa

Nov. 29, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town and a member of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network, works closely with the communities most affected by HIV to end the epidemic. She is co-chairing a just-launched clinical trial in South Africa that could lead to the first licensed HIV vaccine.

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