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.
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.
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.