Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by Manuel, Jul 18, 2008.
U.S. cancels test of experimental AIDS vaccine
I thought that's what bunnies and rats were for anyway.
PETA is deciding who lives and who dies.
I think they stated they're already past the animal testing stage and have to go to the human testing stage.
PETA has nothing to do with it.
My read of this, is that they think the testing methodology is flawed.
The vaccine itself poses no risk of infecting participants, but there are other moral and social challenges facing trial participants- issues of privacy and confidentiality.
"If you're participating in an HIV vaccine trial, in itself, you've got a privacy problem, people will assume you to be at risk," says Dr. Gostin. "They might think you're a homosexual or a user of drugs."
Another area of concern for participants is discrimination. If the vaccine makes a person test positive for AIDS, even though they don't have the virus, they could face discrimination in areas ranging from jobs to health insurance.
Civil rights Lawyers are getting greedy and want a cut of the profits from a vaccine.
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