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Scared — and brave

Why volunteer for an HIV cure study? A community group undertakes its own research to find out

June 14, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

People who volunteer for HIV cure studies “want to feel like they’re contributing to the greater body of knowledge,” according to a community-led study. “But they want to feel like they can trust [the researchers], like they’re being treated with respect.”

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'As Natives, it's what we do'

American Indians and Alaska Natives tackle HIV stigma, talk cure

March 23, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Bill Hall, a Tlingit from Southeast Alaska, has a message for other Alaska Natives and American Indians about his work as a member of the Fred Hutch-based defeatHIV community advisory board. “For efforts like ours to succeed,” he said, “it’s going to take every community affected by HIV/AIDS to become involved in the search for a cure.”

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Cake, candles and a wish for more HIV cures

An HIV workshop pays tribute to Timothy Ray Brown, whose cure 10 years ago fueled research — and hope

Feb. 13, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At an HIV cure workshop, activists and researchers celebrated Timothy Ray Brown's 10th 'birthday.' A decade ago, Brown became the first and so far only person in the world to be cured of HIV after undergoing grueling bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening leukemia. Over and over again on Sunday, he heard people say, "Timothy, you give me hope."

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