ATLANTA, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX), http://www.geovax.com, an Atlanta based biotechnology company, announced their HIV/AIDS vaccine is one of the select few to move forward into Phase 2a human trials by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), a network supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
GeoVax's AIDS vaccine is believed to be only the fifth [5th] HIV/AIDS vaccine to be selected to move forward into Phase 2a human trials conducted by the HVTN. In contrast, it was approximately HVTN's 65th vaccine evaluated in Phase 1 human trials.
Most recently, GeoVax Senior Vice President of Research & Development, Dr. Harriet Robinson, and President, Don Hildebrand, attended a meeting with key HTVN officials in Seattle, Washington to plan and prepare necessary documents for the next phase of testing of GeoVax's promising HIV/AIDS vaccine, namely Phase 2a human trials designated as Protocol # HVTN 205.
Attended by over 20 HVTN personnel and key GeoVax personnel, this event included individuals instrumental in organizing and implementing human clinical trials designed to evaluate the GeoVax HIV/AIDS vaccine. The newly planned Phase 2 trials are tentatively scheduled to start mid-2008 and will involve up to 500 participants at several locations in the USA.
"We are delighted that our HIV/AIDS vaccine has been selected to move forward into Phase 2 trials. Our vaccine continues to demonstrate the promise of not only being safe but also effective at eliciting potentially protective immune responses," stated Dr Harriet Robinson, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at GeoVax.
"GeoVax is extremely pleased to have passed the significant hurdles
required to move into Phase 2 trials. Only a handful of AIDS vaccines have
reached the Phase 2 level of clinical evaluation with the HVTN, including
the previously failed vaccines
|SOURCE GeoVax Labs, Inc.|
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