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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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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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Super survivors: What those with HIV who don’t get sick can teach us

Meet five ‘HIV controllers,’ some positive for decades, who may hold clues to ending AIDS

Dec. 14, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Rod Fichter’s story of surviving while his partner died of AIDS was the emotional centerpiece of the HBO VICE Special Report, "Countdown to Zero." Multiply his story by 100 and you will begin to understand the exceptional volunteers who are part of a long-running Fred Hutch study on people with HIV who control the virus without medication.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Hutch scientists, community advisors featured at International AIDS Society conference; Dr. Lee Cranmer to lead sarcoma program

July 16, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Hutch scientists, community advisors featured at International AIDS Society conference; Dr. Lee Cranmer to lead sarcoma program

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Dr. Aude Chapuis named Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator; Dr. Jonathan Bricker receives $3.1M NCI grant to test quit-smoking smartphone app; Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem appointed chair of NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee; Dr. Julie Overbaugh receives award from Association for Women in Science

June 18, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Dr. Aude Chapuis named Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator; Dr. Jonathan Bricker receives $3.1M NCI grant to test quit-smoking smartphone app; Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem appointed chair of NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee; Dr. Julie Overbaugh receives award from Association for Women in Science

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Science looks before viruses leap

What a semi-nomadic ethnic group — and their performing monkeys — can teach us about how viruses jump from animals to humans

June 15, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

To understand how viruses leap from monkey to human, researchers at Fred Hutch and the University of Washington are studying the Bedey people, a semi-nomadic group that travels around Bangladesh, giving performances for cash with their trained monkeys.

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