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GeoVax Reports Progress on Its AIDS Vaccine Technology
Date:7/7/2008

ATLANTA, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX), an Atlanta based, publicly traded biopharmaceutical company specializing in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, today provided an operational update on the company's progress towards entering Phase 2 preventative human clinical trial testing and plans to proceed into therapeutic human trials with its AIDS vaccine. Five successful human trials evaluating GeoVax AIDS vaccines have previously been reported.

Planned Phase 2 Human Clinical Trial for Prevention of AIDS

The Company's Phase 2 trial, conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), will involve 225 healthy volunteers from the United States and South America, and will further evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the GeoVax preventative vaccine (vaccine administered prior to infection with the HIV virus). In Phase 1 trials, both 1/10th dose and full dose of the GeoVax vaccine elicited anti-HIV T-cells, whereas the full dose was required to elicit good frequencies of antibody to the HIV Envelope glycoprotein. The larger Phase 2 human trial will broaden the base of safety and immunogenicity data for the full dose of the GeoVax AIDS vaccine with a view to protecting recipients from developing AIDS should they be exposed to the virus. The planned Phase 2 human clinical trial is currently scheduled to start early this fall, subject to FDA approval.
Preclinical Data for Use of Vaccine Technology as an AIDS Therapeutic

Human Clinical Trials in Planning Stages GeoVax also announced summary data from a pilot study on therapeutic vaccination in simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infected non-human primates with the SIV prototype for the GeoVax AIDS vaccine. In this small pilot study, conducted by Dr. Amara at Emory University, two non-human primates were infected with SIV. At 12 weeks post SIV infection
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