Dr. Larry Corey, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, welcomed more than 200 participants from countries all over the world to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Conference on Oct. 22, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. The South African Medical Research Council co-hosted the conference. HVTN is partnering with the South African government as it moves forward on its efforts to expand HIV vaccine research in the region.
Fred Hutch is known for its innovative work in fighting cancer, but has also been key in a global effort to find a vaccine to halt HIV and AIDS.
Corey urged participants not to be distracted by budget concerns and to focus their passion on the science of fighting and eventually finding an HIV vaccine.
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