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New 'mosaic' HIV vaccine study launched for World AIDS Day

As lights around the world glow red today, Fred Hutch-based researchers lead global effort to end the pandemic

Dec. 1, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network is having a banner year. Last month in South Africa, the network launched a clinical trial called the Imbokodo Study to test an experimental vaccine regimen designed to protect against HIV subtypes around the world. Over the coming months, the Imbokodo study will roll out in four other southern African countries.

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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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On World AIDS Day, renewed hope for an HIV vaccine

Clinical trial taking place in South Africa could 'dramatically alter the course of the pandemic’

Dec. 1, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

World’s AIDS Day 2016 brings especially hopeful news: A large-scale clinical trial has opened in South Africa to test an experimental HIV vaccine regimen that could lead to the first licensed vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS.

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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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