Ethics of HIV trials

Publication Date: 
Saturday, November 22, 1997
Aaby P and 38 others (including Kaleebu P, Kengeya-Kayondo J, Whitworth J)

The resources available for health care vary enormously worldwide. Thus, the same condition may be treated in various ways in different countries, which often means that the outlook for those living in the poorest countries is substantially worse than for those with the same condition in wealthier countries. Many would judge these inequalities to be offensive to our ethical systems that hold all human lives to be of equal value, but nonetheless the profound injustice in the global distribution of health resources is ugly but real.

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