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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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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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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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