Title

The Balm of Gilead: Is the Provision of Treatment to those Who Seroconvert in HIV Prevention Trials a Matter of Moral Obligation or Moral Negotiation?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2006

Journal

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Volume

34

Issue

4

First Page

793

Last Page

808

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-720X.2006.00099.x

Abstract

Must treatment be provided to subjects who acquire HIV during the course of a prevention study? An analysis of ethical foundation, regulation, and recent argumentation provides no basis for the obligation. We outline an alternative approach to the problem based on moral negotiation.

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