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Stories tagged 'HIV Prevention'

Cutting-edge approach maps HIV's escape routes

Atlas of immune-evading HIV mutations could inform design of new treatments, vaccines

Jan. 29, 2019 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch scientists have constructed an atlas of mutations that HIV uses to escape broadly neutralizing antibodies, potent immune molecules that form our body’s first line of defense against the virus. The information could help guide researchers who are testing these antibodies’ potential to prevent or treat HIV infection, as well as those working to develop more effective preventive vaccines.

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Meet Peru's HIV superhero

By finding a better way to prevent HIV, Dr. Jorge Sanchez aims to help end his country’s AIDS epidemic

Jan. 22, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

A leader in Peru's battle against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Jorge Sanchez's superpower is research. He is working with the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network on a potentially landmark prevention study.

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Community-building leads to record enrollment in HIV prevention study

Fighting the stigma of HIV among communities of color takes trust — and time

Aug. 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Vic Sorrell knows that the secret behind a successful HIV prevention study is spending the time to establish relationships and earn trust. A pioneer in community engagement, Sorrell works for the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program, a unit of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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