What Are the Ethical and Scientific Considerations of Analytical Treatment Interruptions?
September 16, 2016
Though it may not be the riskiest aspect of HIV cure research, ATI (analytical treatment interruption) is among the more controversial topics in the field right now, noted Karine Dubé, DrPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at the start of her presentation. Dubé and a team of researchers and bioethicists drilled into the rationale and scientific utility of ATI. The result was a set of fundamental ethical criteria for the use of ATI in the context of HIV cure research:
Community engagement and input and ongoing collaborations between cure researchers, social scientists, behavioral researchers and bioethicists will also be essential in the development and rollout of these studies, the researchers concluded.
With HIV cure research on the horizon, explore some of the other top ethical questions being asked in advance here.
Olivia G. Ford is a contributing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
This article was provided by TheBodyPRO. It is a part of the publication The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
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