Blog Post Examines Ethical Questions Surrounding HIV Clinical Trial Among Pregnant Women In Africa

Health Affairs Blog: Is A Study Of HIV Treatment For Mothers In Africa Unethical?
Tim Lahey, an HIV physician and a medical educator at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and chair of the bioethics committee at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, examines ethical questions surrounding the “multinational PROMISE study (for Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere) [that] is enrolling thousands of pregnant women with HIV in hopes of comparing mortality and other clinical outcomes between mothers who receive lifelong HIV therapy to mothers who receive shorter treatment durations if they have less advanced HIV disease…” (10/1).