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Dr. Rainer Storb receives $12.9M to study blood stem-cell therapies for immune deficiencies; Dr. Julie Overbaugh studies HIV 'superinfection' to provide clues for better vaccine design

July 9, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Dr. Rainier Storb receives $12.9M to study stem-cell therapies for immune deficiencies; Dr. Julie Overbaugh studies HIV 'superinfection' to provide clues for better vaccine design

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HIV 'superinfection' boosts immune response

Overbaugh, Cortez-led study shows women infected by two different HIV strains exhibit strong antibody response; findings may aid vaccine development

April 2, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that women who have been infected by two different strains of HIV from two different sexual partners-a condition known as HIV superinfection-have more potent antibody responses that block the replication of the virus compared to women who've only been infected once.

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