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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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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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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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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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Will the flu vaccine work for you? Answer may be in your genes

Set of 9 genes that predicts flu response in adults under 35 could be first step to personalized vaccine

Aug. 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A newly uncovered set of genes that predicts whether the flu shot will work or not could be the first step toward a personalized flu vaccine.

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Community-building leads to record enrollment in HIV prevention study

Fighting the stigma of HIV among communities of color takes trust — and time

Aug. 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Vic Sorrell knows that the secret behind a successful HIV prevention study is spending the time to establish relationships and earn trust. A pioneer in community engagement, Sorrell works for the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program, a unit of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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