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Trials not reviewed by UNAIDS

Ruth Macklin


The article by Ronald Bayer on placebo-controlled clinical trials for HIV is a thoughtful and well-crafted analysis of the ethical issues prompted by those trials. However, the article contains an error that should be corrected. Bayer writes that the placebo-controlled studies of HIV transmission “have been examined by local review committees and an ethics committee ofUNAIDS.”

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