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On World AIDS Day, renewed hope for an HIV vaccine

Clinical trial taking place in South Africa could 'dramatically alter the course of the pandemic’

Dec. 1, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

World’s AIDS Day 2016 brings especially hopeful news: A large-scale clinical trial has opened in South Africa to test an experimental HIV vaccine regimen that could lead to the first licensed vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS.

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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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Can immunotherapy cure HIV?

A revolution in cancer care may offer clues to a cure or remission for HIV/AIDS

Aug. 8, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

HIV cure researchers and advocates met at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center last week to explore whether immunotherapy — treatments that harness the immune system to fight cancer — could play a role in bringing about a cure or a long-term remission for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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AIDS 2016: Faces and voices from an ongoing pandemic

Beyond HIV treatment to vaccines and a cure, calls to finish the job — and leave no one behind

July 25, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

AIDS 2016 was a conference that revealed the human face of a continuing global health crisis. Here are some of the voices — and faces — from the gathering.

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HIV vaccine clinical trials take center stage at world's largest global health conference

'The HIV vaccine field is open for business,' said Fred Hutch's Dr. Larry Corey at International AIDS Society's biennial meeting in Durban, South Africa

July 20, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

"The HIV vaccine field is open for business," said Fred Hutch's Dr. Larry Corey at International AIDS Society's biennial meeting in Durban, South Africa.

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35 years in the AIDS trenches

After helping pave the way to HIV treatment, Dr. Larry Corey wants a vaccine — and a cure

June 13, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The report that Dr. Larry Corey read on that June morning in 1981 is as fixed in his memory as a specimen on a glass slide: five previously healthy men, all of them gay, had fallen ill or died from a lung infection that typically affects only people with severely damaged immune systems. They were, of course, the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS. Finding a way to treat, prevent and even cure this global scourge would become the focus of his life’s work over the next 35 years.

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