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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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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

March 23, 2017

HIV researcher Julie Overbaugh leads Hutch graduate education; Dr. Janghee Woo named second CTI BioPharma International Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Cake, candles and a wish for more HIV cures

An HIV workshop pays tribute to Timothy Ray Brown, whose cure 10 years ago fueled research — and hope

Feb. 13, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At an HIV cure workshop, activists and researchers celebrated Timothy Ray Brown's 10th 'birthday.' A decade ago, Brown became the first and so far only person in the world to be cured of HIV after undergoing grueling bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening leukemia. Over and over again on Sunday, he heard people say, "Timothy, you give me hope."

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Happy 10th 'birthday,' Timothy Ray Brown

A decade after the first and so far only known HIV cure, researchers are hard at work to find a cure for many more

Feb. 7, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

A decade after Timothy Ray Brown underwent a bone marrow transplant that made him the first person to be cured of HIV, scientists at Fred Hutch and other institutions are working hard to make sure he will not remain the only person cured.

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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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