Unethical HIV Research
Deliberately bad research, avoiding attention to nosocomial risks:
Researchers investigating HIV transmission in Africa have not asked the questions required to find out what is happening — specifically, how much is coming from sex and how much from blood exposures. John Potter’s 2015 book recounts researchers’ failure to ask the obvious questions (Chapter 7 of Seeking the Positives is available at: http://home.earthlink.net/~jjpotterat/book.html; this blog reviews John’s book: https://dontgetstuck.org/2016/05/17/take-a-look-at-seeking-the-positives-by-john-potterat/).
A review of randomized controlled trials for HIV prevention in African adults further documents researchers’ failure to ask the right questions. This review is available online at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1940999