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Empowering ‘millions of women’ against HIV

AMP study in sub-Saharan Africa tests an antibody infusion that could put protection in women’s hands

Oct. 21, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The AMP study in sub-Saharan Africa will test whether an antibody infusion protects women against HIV. If it does, the finding will have particular significance for an epidemic that hits women on that continent especially hard and for which they have few prevention options.

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Gut microbiome may have interfered with experimental HIV vaccines

Inoculating infants instead of adults could bypass problem, researchers say

July 30, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New findings suggest that the gut microbiome’s influence on the childhood immune system may be the reason a promising experimental HIV vaccine failed to protect people from infection with the virus in recent clinical trials.

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How babies may help researchers build a better HIV vaccine

Data from a study done 20 years ago on maternal-infant HIV transmission give clues that could lead to better HIV vaccine design

April 9, 2015 | By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Data from a study done 20 years ago on maternal-infant HIV transmission give clues that could lead to better HIV vaccine design.

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'Greatest burden': Why one doctor battles South Africa's HIV epidemic

In quest to find vaccine, attracting and retaining talented researchers is tougher than ever

Nov. 25, 2013 | By Deborah Bach / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Fatima Laher works as a community service doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto -- a heavily populated area of Johannesburg -- and saw the nation’s AIDS epidemic up close.

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Creating a future without HIV

South African government partners with the Hutch’s HIV Vaccine Trials Network to find an effective HIV vaccine

Nov. 8, 2013 | By Deborah Bach / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Salim Abdool Karim, president of the South African Medical Research Council, envisions a world without HIV, the virus that has hit his country harder than anywhere else.

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'I'm passionate about helping': Up close with an HIV vaccine trial participant

One South African woman explains why she volunteered for a vaccine being tested by HVTN

Oct. 24, 2013 | Deborah Bach / Fred Hutch News Service

Likhapha Monica Faku lives in a country with the highest rate of HIV infection in the world, she has felt AIDS’ toll first hand, losing an uncle and a close friend. She shares why she volunteered for a vaccine being tested by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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