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NCJ Number: 154089 Find in a Library
Title: Expanding Prisoners' Access to AIDS-Related Clinical Trials: An Ethical and Clinical Imperative
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:75  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1995)  Pages:48-68
Author(s): E Kelly
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 21
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article argues for expanded inmate access to AIDS-related clinical trials and demonstrates that such access is feasible and ethical.
Abstract: Some reasons for enrolling prisoners in clinical trials: to counter misinformation that hinders such enrollment, to compensate for the overrepresentation of ethnic minorities and intravenous drug users in the prison population and their underrepresentation in clinical trials, and to rectify any issues that an imbalance in study populations has for AIDS/HIV treatment. Federal regulations, if enforced, will ensure that prisoners will not be exploited in the name of science. Barriers that may continue to hinder inmate enrollment in clinical studies include State laws, correctional policies, and practical obstacles presented by the prison environment. Nonetheless, research institutions in five States have successfully enrolled prisoners in clinical trials. 3 notes and 35 references
Main Term(s): Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Corrections
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