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Understanding HIV’s evolutionary past — and future

Studies of how the virus evolved and how it might change down the road could help researchers develop vaccines or cures for the infection

Nov. 20, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

At approximately 100 years old, HIV is a relatively recent arrival on the human virus scene. But its roots stretch back much farther. Understanding where the virus has come from can help us understand where it’s going — and how to stop it — say evolutionary biologists.

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On World AIDS Day, renewed hope for an HIV vaccine

Clinical trial taking place in South Africa could 'dramatically alter the course of the pandemic’

Dec. 1, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

World’s AIDS Day 2016 brings especially hopeful news: A large-scale clinical trial has opened in South Africa to test an experimental HIV vaccine regimen that could lead to the first licensed vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS.

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Super survivors: What those with HIV who don’t get sick can teach us

Meet five ‘HIV controllers,’ some positive for decades, who may hold clues to ending AIDS

Dec. 14, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Rod Fichter’s story of surviving while his partner died of AIDS was the emotional centerpiece of the HBO VICE Special Report, "Countdown to Zero." Multiply his story by 100 and you will begin to understand the exceptional volunteers who are part of a long-running Fred Hutch study on people with HIV who control the virus without medication.

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Countdown to Zero: The path to an HIV vaccine

A World AIDS Day Q&A with Fred Hutch’s Dr. Larry Corey, featured in HBO special report

Dec. 1, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch President and Director Emeritus Dr. Larry Corey and other scientists who are working on preventing, treating and potentially curing HIV/AIDS were among those interviewed for “Countdown to Zero,” a VICE special report on the progress being made to end the HIV pandemic.

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McElrath receives HIV advocacy award

Julie McElrath honored as national recipient of Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS achievement award

Dec. 6, 2010

In celebration of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS Vaccine Foundation honored the humanitarian work of three noted HIV/AIDS advocates, including Dr. Julie McElrath, co-director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and a Hutchinson Center senior vice president.

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