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A voice for HIV cure

As researchers work toward a cure, advocate Tranisha Arzah keeps the focus on community

Nov. 29, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Born with HIV, Tranisha Arzah joined the community advisory board for the Fred Hutch-based cure research group defeatHIV to "see if I could get other women involved and make sure they have a voice.”

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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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Enlisting the microbiome in the quest for an AIDS vaccine

We now know that microbial communities, especially in our guts, profoundly affect immune response

Nov. 22, 2017 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at Fred Hutch are studying how the microbiome alters the immune system’s response to vaccines. Their work is already providing new insights on interactions between microbes in the body and the immune system that have implications for improving many types of vaccines.

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Understanding HIV’s evolutionary past — and future

Studies of how the virus evolved and how it might change down the road could help researchers develop vaccines or cures for the infection

Nov. 20, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

At approximately 100 years old, HIV is a relatively recent arrival on the human virus scene. But its roots stretch back much farther. Understanding where the virus has come from can help us understand where it’s going — and how to stop it — say evolutionary biologists.

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For cancer patients with HIV, immunotherapy appears safe

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials

Nov. 7, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials.

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Science without borders

At Fred Hutch and other U.S. research centers, a global village works to cure cancer and other diseases

Oct. 16, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch Research Center

Fred Hutch, like other major U.S. cancer research centers, attracts top scientists from around the world working to cure cancer, HIV and other diseases

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