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Meet Peru's HIV superhero

By finding a better way to prevent HIV, Dr. Jorge Sanchez aims to help end his country’s AIDS epidemic

Jan. 22, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

A leader in Peru's battle against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Jorge Sanchez's superpower is research. He is working with the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network on a potentially landmark prevention study.

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A voice for HIV cure

As researchers work toward a cure, advocate Tranisha Arzah keeps the focus on community

Nov. 29, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Born with HIV, Tranisha Arzah joined the community advisory board for the Fred Hutch-based cure research group defeatHIV to "see if I could get other women involved and make sure they have a voice.”

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Scared — and brave

Why volunteer for an HIV cure study? A community group undertakes its own research to find out

June 14, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

People who volunteer for HIV cure studies “want to feel like they’re contributing to the greater body of knowledge,” according to a community-led study. “But they want to feel like they can trust [the researchers], like they’re being treated with respect.”

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'As Natives, it's what we do'

American Indians and Alaska Natives tackle HIV stigma, talk cure

March 23, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Bill Hall, a Tlingit from Southeast Alaska, has a message for other Alaska Natives and American Indians about his work as a member of the Fred Hutch-based defeatHIV community advisory board. “For efforts like ours to succeed,” he said, “it’s going to take every community affected by HIV/AIDS to become involved in the search for a cure.”

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