Kelly Safreed-Harmon

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Human Rights and HIV/AIDS in Brazil

Specific legal obligations and general human rights principles have helped shape AIDS policies in many countries, and have influenced the way HIV-infected and -affected people are treated in various aspects of their lives. This article examines how h...

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The Role of IRBs in U.S. HIV Clinical Trials

HIV clinical trials, like other studies that test medical hypotheses in humans, embody a fundamental ethical tension. The immediate well-being of clinical trial participants, even those who might benefit greatly from certain experimental regimens, is...

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When Conscience Limits Care

An HIV-positive woman elects to have a Cesarean section to minimize the risk of infecting her baby. She asks the surgeon to tie her tubes during the procedure to prevent further pregnancies. He refuses and tells her she will have to have a separate o...