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Can immunotherapy cure HIV?

A revolution in cancer care may offer clues to a cure or remission for HIV/AIDS

Aug. 8, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

HIV cure researchers and advocates met at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center last week to explore whether immunotherapy — treatments that harness the immune system to fight cancer — could play a role in bringing about a cure or a long-term remission for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Can Timothy Ray Brown’s HIV cure be repeated?

'Patient B' joined a Boston research study to find out: Gary Steinkohl’s story — and legacy

Aug. 2, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

For a few exuberant months, Gary Steinkohl thought he had become only the second person in the world cured of HIV after Timothy Ray Brown. Then his hopes were dashed.

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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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Still here

Tacoma’s ‘Art AIDS America’ exhibit carries a message that HIV researchers, activists support

Oct. 12, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

"Art AIDS America," an exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum, includes 127 works that chronicle the 34-year history of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. The show will run through Jan. 10.

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HIV cure research today: Gene therapy, molecular scissors and Where’s Waldo

More than 100 researchers gather at second annual Fred Hutch conference

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

From across the country, HIV experts and cancer researchers who have devoted their careers to improving stem cell transplants came together at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Thursday and Friday. Their goal? To talk about how to translate the world’s only known person to be cured of HIV to a cure or long-term remission that is less risky, less costly and broadly applicable to the millions worldwide now living with the virus.

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HIV cure: From pipe dream to promising

A longtime activist offers cautious optimism on the eve of HIV cure conference

Aug. 13, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Curing HIV – which less than a decade ago was considered so unlikely it was not even a serious candidate for research – is now the focus of a conference drawing community advocates, students and many of the nation’s leading scientists working on HIV. Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore, who has made major contributions to both HIV and cancer research and is now working to develop gene therapy cures for both, will deliver the keynote talk this morning.

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