GeoVax Launches a Second Clinical Site to Test the Therapeutic Benefit of its HIV #Vaccine
GeoVax, whose CSO Dr Harriet Robinson will be speaking at the World Vaccine Congress Washington, just announced the opening of a second clinical trial site at the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic (AVRC) of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to expand the company’s HIV therapeutic vaccine trial. Although the GeoVax vaccines are currently being tested clinically for HIV prevention, this is the first clinical trial using the same products for treatment of persons who already have HIV infection. UAB joins the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta (ARCA) as the second site used for this trial.
"We are very pleased to be expanding this important clinical trial to include the AVRC, a group with which we have worked successfully for several years," noted Mark Newman, PhD, Vice President of Research and Development at GeoVax.
Sonya Heath, MD, the medical director for the study at UAB, said, "New approaches to HIV treatment are critically needed, and an effective therapeutic vaccine would be an important tool in our ongoing efforts to treat people with HIV infection. A vaccine that enhances the body’s ability to control HIV and decreases the dependence on antiretroviral drugs would be a major breakthrough." Read the complete article
Dr Harriet Robinson will discuss the implications of these HIV vaccine trials at the 11th annual World Vaccine Congress Washington in April. Visit the World Vaccine Congress Washington website to find out more