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August 8, 2009

Stroger’s HIV vaccine testing proposal hits a stumbling block

"The testing of a possible two-in-one HIV vaccine—a drug its manufacturer hopes would be used to both prevent and treat infections—has resulted in a dispute between Cook County Board President Todd Stroger and board and foundation members of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, Cook County’s South Side HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases clinic. Stroger, who initiated the testing proposal, is eager for trials to begin. CORE Center officials, however, have refused to go forward, citing concerns for patients and finances."

Read more in Chicago Free Press, August 6, 2009.

Comment: This appears to be a legitimate dispute with understandable reasons on both sides. Our first impression would be to side with GeoVax and do the trial.