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Getting malaria on purpose

Volunteers roll up their sleeves and get infected to test an experimental drug

April 25, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Eight healthy adults ranging in age from 20 to 37 are taking part in a new study conducted by the Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center, run by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Center for Infectious Disease Research.

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Zika virus: 6 key things we don’t yet know

From lack of data to inconclusive blood tests to the unique challenges of pregnancy, experts weigh in on the knowledge gaps in this emerging infection

Feb. 2, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The sudden appearance of Zika virus in the Americas — and the seemingly new tie to the birth defect where infants’ brains don’t full develop during pregnancy — underscore the huge gaps in our knowledge about the disease.

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Charlie Sheen’s announcement reveals ‘ugly ogre underneath’ public awareness of HIV

Reactions underscore disease’s lingering stigma

Nov. 17, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Media and online reactions to actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement Tuesday that he is HIV positive shows how far we have — and haven’t — come in the past three decades. Sheen is taking live-saving antiviral drugs. As long as he controls his virus with medication, he is likely to live a normal lifespan, Sheen's doctor said.

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