ATLANTA, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX) (the "Company"), an Atlanta-based, biopharmaceutical company developing human vaccines for diseases caused by HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other infectious agents, today announced its support for World AIDS Day.
"Today is the 21st World AIDS Day and as we remember the millions that have lost their fight with the HIV/AIDS pandemic, we remain focused and devoted to commercializing both preventative and therapeutic vaccines. We have been encouraged by the progress of our peers and believe we are on the right track to help current and potential HIV/AIDS sufferers lead improved lives." said Robert McNally, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer.
He added, "Just this month, U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-Atlanta) sponsored a congressional resolution encouraging the House of Representatives to continue investment in the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine for the United States. This resolution is a big step in the right direction for companies such as GeoVax, who are working on HIV/AIDS vaccines targeted for the developed, not just the developing world."
"Additionally, we are grateful for the support of Chuck Panozzo, founder of the internationally acclaimed rock band Styx, who has joined the GeoVax Labs awareness campaign as an advocate of the Company's promising HIV/AIDS vaccine. Chuck is conducting multiple interviews at this week's World AIDS Day event in Washington, D.C., sharing his passion towards finding a vaccine and motivating others afflicted with the disease to take control of their lives, even though each day is a struggle."
The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. is increasing. Dr. McNally stated, "Much of the world's attention has gone to the third world and there is a misconception that in the U.S. HIV/AIDS is not a problem. The advent of oral medication has given life extensions, b
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