You can bank on that. The next step for both EKC and HIV, following the confirmation studies, will be Human tox testing, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies. Then Phase-1 studies will quickly follow. EKC will have a rapid protocol to approval since it's a topical drug. HIV will be much slower and the testing will be much more expansive.
EKC should begin by mid-2009 and HIV could begin as early as the end of that year.
Statements that it will be 5 years before Human testing are absolutely preposterous.