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MEDICAL ANGELS

How two HIV activists helped to usher in a new scientific era

HIV activists who took part in early gene therapy trials to cure or control HIV and the renowned gene therapy pioneer who led that research talk about their experiences which helped usher in a new scientific era.


Panelists: Matt Chappell, Matt Sharp and Dr. Carl June


Co-hosts: Tranisha Arzah, Manuel Venegas, and Deaunte Damper

 

THE VIRTUAL MEMORIAL FOR TIMOTHY RAY BROWN

A recording of the virtual memorial to celebrate Timothy Ray Brown's life and legacy.


Recorded on February 16th, 2021, which would have been his 14th "cure' birthday.

 

CURED OF HIV?

A COMMUNITY Q&A with TIMOTHY RAY BROWN & GERO HÜTTER, M.D

The defeatHIV CAB, along with the Seattle Public Library, hosted on February 26, 2015 a Q&A session with Timothy Ray Brown, the first person cured of HIV, and Gero Hütter, the doctor who cured him via a bone marrow stem cell transplant in 2007.


Dr. Hütter shares thoughts on his experiment with stem cell transplantation that led to this cure and Timothy shares details of his inspiring personal story.

 

TALKING ABOUT HIV CURE WITH FRANÇOISE BARRÉ-SINOUSSI

(FULL INTERVIEW)

The defeatHIV Community Advisory Board hosted a special evening with Nobel laureate Pr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, often referred to in the headlines as “the woman who discovered HIV.”

In conversation with local prize-winning journalist Rosette Royale (Real Change), Pr. Barré-Sinoussi talks about the current international efforts toward an HIV cure and the global initiative she once led — “Towards an HIV Cure”— that addresses the vital need of engaging the communities of people living with HIV in this quest.

Additionally, she explains how she has fought HIV by advocating for gay rights, calling for the decriminalization of drug addiction, and challenging the Vatican’s anti-condom views.

 

"We're Scared... And Brave."

WHAT THE PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HIV CURE RESEARCH

Video from defeatHIV's event to disseminate the results of community-led focus groups in 4 cities assessing people living with HIV's thoughts and feelings about a cure for HIV and the research being conducted.


This event was recorded at Calamus Auditorium at Gay City in Seattle, WA on June 12, 2017.

 

CURED/NOT CURED

A tale of two diagnoses

Gary Steinkohl and lead researcher, Dr. Timothy Heinrich, share their perspectives as participant and scientist on a dramatic tale of clinical attempts to eliminate HIV from the body.


Recorded on August 3, 2016 by Seattle Channel for their Town Square series.

 

Una breve introducción en español a la investigación cura del VIH

La presentación Manuel Venegas en la investigación cura el VIH en español, que ha dado a Entre Hermanos en Miércoles, 14 de octubre 2015.achieve the impossible.

 

INSPIRATION & IMPACT: WHY WE RESEARCH HIV AT FRED HUTCH

On Friday, December 1, 2017, we honored those who have lost their lives to AIDS, renewed our commitment to assist those who live with or are most vulnerable to HIV, and celebrated the research that seeks for all people an end to the HIV epidemic.


This was a campus-wide effort at Fred Hutch to observe World AIDS Day 2017, featuring opening remarks by Dr. Gary Gilliland, President and Director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Following his remarks was a panel of Fred Hutch scientists and community members, including Dr. Julie McElrath, senior vice president and director of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) at Fred Hutch; Dr. Keith Jerome, a member of VIDD and co-PI of Fred Hutch-based defeatHIV; Dr. Thomas Uldrick (who is starting off his first day with VIDD at the Hutch by jumping into our event!); Brian Minalga (The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination/The Legacy Project), Katie Kim (Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit Community Advisory Board) and Bill Hall (defeatHIV Community Advisory Board).

 

CAN GENE THERAPY CURE HIV?

with NOBEL LAUREATE DAVID BALTIMORE & PAULA CANNON

Nobel laureate David Baltimore and stem cell expert Paula Cannon tell us why they think gene therapy will be vital to curing HIV.

Some intriguing questions about gene therapy and its potential to cure HIV were asked by community members during the defeatHIV CAB's moderated Q&A with two of the brilliant minds working to achieve the impossible.

Recorded on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Pelton Auditorium at Fred Hutch.