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HIV prevention gains bring hope — and challenges

Injectable PrEP and other options are in the pipeline, and that makes clinical trials more complicated

Oct. 14, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An injectable form of PrEP and other options are in the pipeline as the HIV field enters a new era of prevention. But such advances, as welcome as they are, come with a twist: They complicate the task of designing the clinical trials needed to test additional tools. Fred Hutch's Dr. Deborah Donnell explains.

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Charlie Sheen’s announcement reveals ‘ugly ogre underneath’ public awareness of HIV

Reactions underscore disease’s lingering stigma

Nov. 17, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Media and online reactions to actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement Tuesday that he is HIV positive shows how far we have — and haven’t — come in the past three decades. Sheen is taking live-saving antiviral drugs. As long as he controls his virus with medication, he is likely to live a normal lifespan, Sheen's doctor said.

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