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GeoVax Co-Founder Dr. Harriet Robinson Named 2007 AAAS Fellow
Date:11/7/2007

ATLANTA, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX), an Atlanta based biotechnology company, announces that its Chief Scientific Advisor Harriet Robinson, Ph.D. has been elected "Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)." Election as a "Fellow" is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers because of their contributions to advance science or its applications. Emory University professor and Asa Griggs scholar, Dr. Robinson co-founded GeoVax Labs, Inc. and is one of the world's leading HIV/AIDS vaccine scientists.

Recognized by the AAAS section on medical sciences, Dr. Robinson was elected for her outstanding work on retrovirus biology and the development of DNA vaccines with special emphasis on HIV/AIDS vaccines. In addition to her role as GeoVax's Chief Scientific Advisor, Dr. Robinson is chair of the Division of Microbiology and Immunology at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, a professor of microbiology and immunology in Emory University School of Medicine and an investigator in the Emory Vaccine Center.

GeoVax HIV/AIDS vaccine technologies were developed by Dr. Robinson in collaboration with colleagues at Emory University's Vaccine Center, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). GeoVax HIV/AIDS vaccines are moving forward in human clinical trials administered by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). Four (4) Phase 1 human trials involving over 115 individuals are currently underway and Phase 2 trials are being planned for 2008.

Licensed by GeoVax, this innovative, two-step vaccine administration strategy utilizes DNA vaccines to prime the human immune system and recombinant MVA vaccines to boost the immune response against the AIDS virus. Both vaccines express greater than 50% of AIDS virus' (HIV-1) components and stimulate an antibody response as well as a T-cell response. Neither vaccine can cause
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