This is my own speculation!
Should the HIV results be stellar, which I believe they will be, then Dr Kim would know that to get any chance of getting their product to market will take a partner that 1, has a bucket overflowing with money , 2, has the technical know-how to achieve finalising the HIV trials, 3, knows what to expect from other bio companies (they won't want INO to succeed), and as such can put into place all the necessary protection for INO, 4, markets! there will no doubt be a substantial resistance to this new science (as we have seen) from many other scientific entities because of the costs to those companies who are also partaking in trials for Cancer, This is NOT good news for them! 5, the partner would also have to re-evaluate it's own cancer trials and partnerships and be prepared to shut many of their own trials down.
This won't be easy as I'm so sure the resistance will be great! This is not just about INO, this affects 10's of 1000's of people and their investments. This affects very large institutes who have invested clients money into many big pharma stocks. This affects all those who work in the medical industry. I can guarantee this will not be an easy task for any large partner to undertake. INO need to partner the very best pharmaceutical company out there, one that will take all measures to make sure INO's scientific knowledge is used to make the world a better place for all!
For the reason above, I think the partnership and the HIV results in infected humans will be released at the same time almost!
This is just my opinion and does not effect my genuine belief in Inovio and it's management.
Long & Strong Inovio
Sentiment: Strong Buy