Diseases / Research

AIDS @ 30

Thirty years after the AIDS epidemic was discovered, the Hutchinson Center is home to one of the world's largest HIV research units, staffed by experts who share a passion for defeating the disease. From our Seattle headquarters to our research outpost in Uganda, our scientists and staff are making discoveries that provide building blocks for potential HIV drugs, and spearheading an effort to develop a safe and effective HIV vaccine.

In the following vignettes, members of our HIV team deliver a portrait of life and hope on the AIDS battle's front lines and explain why their groundbreaking research could someday conquer the disease.

Related links:

View the presentation 'Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS: A Personal Journey' by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Related news:

Thirty years of fighting AIDS: A progress report
Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2011
Op-ed by Dr. Larry Corey, Center president and director
Reprinted with permission of The Wall Street Journal Copyright (c) 2011 Dow Jones & Company. All rights reserved.

Seattle's Julie McElrath leading in the search for an effective AIDS vaccine
Humanosphere, June 6, 2011
Interview with Dr. Julie McElrath of the Center's Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division

AIDS at 30 - Interview with Dr. Larry Corey
KUOW-FM's "Weekday" (Seattle NPR), June 3, 2011
Dr. Lawrence Corey, president and director of the Hutchinson Center, is interviewed about the search for an HIV vaccine

Seattle's HIV Vaccine Trials Unit works towards finding a vaccine for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Click on the photos below to read their stories:

Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D.
Renee Holt
Michael Emerman, Ph.D.
Harmit Malik, Ph.D.
J. Lee Nelson, M.D.
Jeffrey Schouten, M.D.
Holly E. Janes Ph.D.
Youyi Fong
Jason Stucky
Maria Lemos, Ph.D.
Richard Newman
Steve Wakefield
Josh Barnes
Ro Yoon
Devin Adams
Deborah Donnell, Ph.D.
Corey Casper, M.D.
Damon Humes
Jim Kublin
Ruanne Barnabas, MBChB, D.Phil.
Shelly Karuna, M.D.