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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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Traditional healers play key role in fighting AIDS in South Africa

Healers act as ‘first level of community health care,’ bridge HVTN sites with surrounding areas

Nov. 12, 2013 | By Deborah Bach / Fred Hutch News Service

Miriam Bangisa is a traditional healer and a member of a community advisory board. She serves as a naturopath and trusted advisor to people in her South Africa community.

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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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Cape Town conference ends, 'grand endeavor' begins

Week-long meeting, lab opening mark start of journey toward successful HIV vaccine, said Dr. Larry Corey

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

A conference in Cape Town, South Africa this week marks the start of a “grand endeavor” in developing a vaccine to help end HIV, said Dr. Larry Corey, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center during a closing speech.

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Men's evolving roles crucial to stopping HIV

Oct. 25, 2013

The Sonke Gender Justice Network, located in Gugulethu township, South Africa, offers programs aimed at helping men not only take financial responsibility for their children, but to also deepen the bonds with their partners.

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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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