AIDS Treatment News logo      

July 2, 2010

ARCA seeks volunteers for historic HIV vaccine trial

The Georgia Voice: "[Dr. Melanie] Thompson helped found AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta 21 years ago to perform HIV clinical trials and has helped to investigate 27 HIV drugs now licensed by the federal Food & Drug Administration. For the GeoVax trial, the non-profit organization needs a very narrow group of people.

“They are people with very special characteristics, and so we know it is not going to be easy to find these people,” Thompson said. “Based on study in monkeys it appears that people who are earlier in their infection are most likely to benefit from the vaccine, so what we are looking for is people who know roughly when they were infected, and have that documented with a negative test and then followed that up with a positive test. ..."