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Microbiome research refines HIV risk for women

For the first time, seven species of vaginal bacteria linked to higher HIV susceptibility

Jan. 25, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Drawing from data collected for years by AIDS researchers in six African nations, scientists have pinpointed seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women.

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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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10 highlights of Fred Hutch science in 2017

A look back at notable discoveries in cancer immunotherapy, HIV prevention and more

Dec. 28, 2017 | by Sabin Russell and Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

It's been a year of breakthroughs at Fred Hutch. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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New 'mosaic' HIV vaccine study launched for World AIDS Day

As lights around the world glow red today, Fred Hutch-based researchers lead global effort to end the pandemic

Dec. 1, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network is having a banner year. Last month in South Africa, the network launched a clinical trial called the Imbokodo Study to test an experimental vaccine regimen designed to protect against HIV subtypes around the world. Over the coming months, the Imbokodo study will roll out in four other southern African countries.

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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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Insights from infants could inform HIV vaccine design

Dr. Julie Overbaugh mines decades-old samples to find new clues to effective immune responses to HIV

Nov. 27, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Infant immune responses to HIV could provide clues to help build protective or therapeutic HIV vaccines.

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