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25 powerful years of HIV research

Longstanding Mombasa Cohort helps answer questions about HIV risk and transmission

Feb. 26, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

For 25 years, Fred Hutch virologist Dr. Julie Overbaugh has helped lead the Mombasa Cohort, a unique group of women at high risk for HIV transmission.

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Meet Peru's HIV superhero

By finding a better way to prevent HIV, Dr. Jorge Sanchez aims to help end his country’s AIDS epidemic

Jan. 22, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

A leader in Peru's battle against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Jorge Sanchez's superpower is research. He is working with the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network on a potentially landmark prevention study.

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A voice for HIV cure

As researchers work toward a cure, advocate Tranisha Arzah keeps the focus on community

Nov. 29, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Born with HIV, Tranisha Arzah joined the community advisory board for the Fred Hutch-based cure research group defeatHIV to "see if I could get other women involved and make sure they have a voice.”

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Enlisting the microbiome in the quest for an AIDS vaccine

We now know that microbial communities, especially in our guts, profoundly affect immune response

Nov. 22, 2017 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at Fred Hutch are studying how the microbiome alters the immune system’s response to vaccines. Their work is already providing new insights on interactions between microbes in the body and the immune system that have implications for improving many types of vaccines.

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For cancer patients with HIV, immunotherapy appears safe

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials

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

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials.

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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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