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VaxGen Inc refers AidsVax media queries to CDC expert with undisclosed job deal

Documents obtained in 1999 by Brian Deer during his Sunday Times investigation, The VaxGen Experiment, of California Aids vaccine company, VaxGen Inc, resulted in federal prosection of Dr William Heyward, who as HIV vaccine chief at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cheer-led for VaxGen's technology and arranged $8m in federal grants for its controversial product whilst secretly engaged to join the company

Below are the front and relevant page from VaxGen's media guide issued in spring 1999 - before the company's June initial public offering to investors - steering journalists towards their own man inside the CDC. On February 24 2003, it was announced that a phase III clinical trial had failed to show efficacy for AidsVax

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