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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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Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants

SCHARP data shows longer nevirapine treatment reduces infection by half for babies with HIV-infected mothers, 75 percent for infants of untreated moms

March 14, 2011

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, according to preliminary clinical trial data presented March 2 at the Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference in Boston.

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Faculty profile: Biostatistics and real world solutions

VIDI’s Elizabeth Brown studies mother-to-child transmission of HIV and more to make a difference in peoples’ lives

June 22, 2009 | By Rachel Tompa

From mother-to-child transmission of HIV to coronary artery lesions, Dr. Elizabeth Brown of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center loves a statistical challenge. And the more uncertain, the better—that’s where she believes good statistics can really make a difference.

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Study reinforces benefits of breast feeding

Research by predoctoral researcher Amanda Phipps shows breastfeeding, other factors may affect risk of certain breast-cancer types

Aug. 25, 2008

Research by predoctoral researcher Amanda Phipps from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shows breastfeeding, other factors may affect risk of certain breast-cancer types

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