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Quest for an HIV vaccine

Community trust is key as researchers start a new trial across 15 sites in South Africa

Nov. 29, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town and a member of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network, works closely with the communities most affected by HIV to end the epidemic. She is co-chairing a just-launched clinical trial in South Africa that could lead to the first licensed HIV vaccine.

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HIV vaccine clinical trial launches in South Africa

Community plays key role in testing a modified version of ‘Thai vaccine’ regimen

Feb. 18, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

As studies that could lead to the first licensed HIV vaccine get underway, a core partner in the effort is what is generally called “the community” – the thousands of volunteers who will take part in the trials and those who serve on volunteer community advisory boards.

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