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AIDS 2016: Faces and voices from an ongoing pandemic

Beyond HIV treatment to vaccines and a cure, calls to finish the job — and leave no one behind

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

AIDS 2016 was a conference that revealed the human face of a continuing global health crisis. Here are some of the voices — and faces — from the gathering.

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HIV vaccine clinical trials take center stage at world's largest global health conference

'The HIV vaccine field is open for business,' said Fred Hutch's Dr. Larry Corey at International AIDS Society's biennial meeting in Durban, South Africa

July 20, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

"The HIV vaccine field is open for business," said Fred Hutch's Dr. Larry Corey at International AIDS Society's biennial meeting in Durban, South Africa.

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35 years in the AIDS trenches

After helping pave the way to HIV treatment, Dr. Larry Corey wants a vaccine — and a cure

June 13, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The report that Dr. Larry Corey read on that June morning in 1981 is as fixed in his memory as a specimen on a glass slide: five previously healthy men, all of them gay, had fallen ill or died from a lung infection that typically affects only people with severely damaged immune systems. They were, of course, the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS. Finding a way to treat, prevent and even cure this global scourge would become the focus of his life’s work over the next 35 years.

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A new path to an AIDS vaccine?

A ‘landmark’ clinical trial called the AMP study launches on three continents to test HIV-blocking super antibodies

April 7, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

“It’s not often that you know that you’re starting a landmark study," says Dr. Larry Corey, founder and director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Two of the world’s top HIV prevention clinical trial networks have joined forces to test an experimental antibody that could potentially protect people from infection by almost all strains of the rapidly mutating AIDS virus.

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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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‘Don’t stop now’: an endgame for HIV/AIDS

HBO’s ‘Countdown to Zero,’ featuring Fred Hutch researchers, shows the pandemic remains, but fresh hope abounds

Dec. 2, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The new HBO documentary, “Countdown to Zero,” featuring Fred Hutch HIV-research pioneers, paints a clear picture of how prevalent HIV still is and chronicles the progress being made toward preventing and even curing it.

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