Gay, HIV-positive Styx bassist Chuck Panozzo is now a spokesman for GeoVax labs to raise awareness for its HIV vaccine research, reports. “The hope is for a vaccine that can be taken once a year at much less cost than current treatments allow, and one that can be readily available to patients around the world,” said Panozzo. GeoVax concluded Phase 1 clinical human trials for a preventive vaccine. A Phase IIa trail of the vaccine is expected to be completed by 2011.

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