Blog Posts (6)
January 17, 2017
This past November, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and advancement of the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research, held its annual Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference featuring Dr. Celia B. Fisher, Director of the Center for Ethics Education and HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute … More ‘Goodness of Fit Ethics’ to Promote Health Research for LGBT Youth
September 30, 2016
Technology and Ethics Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, consisting of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM (with Apple in talks to join), weighs in on the … Continue reading →
September 8, 2016
The minority stress theory suggests that health disparities experienced by gay and bisexual men (GBM) and other sexual minorities can be explained in terms of stigma-related stressors such as discrimination at work, school, religious institutions, communities and families. The unique … Continue reading →
August 11, 2016
While bearing the disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDs in the US, African American women also face multilevel stigma at social, community and institutional levels, which is exacerbated by their HIV-positive status. Fordham University Center for Ethics Education HIV and Drug Abuse … Continue reading →
April 8, 2016
Can we trust robots to make moral decisions? Last week, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the difficulty of creating moral robots. Why Bioethics Has a Race Problem Moral imagination in bioethics has largely failed African Americans. The disturbing reason some African American … Continue reading →
May 17, 2012
Ultimately, at home HIV testing could be an important piece of HIV prevention and treatment. But there are important concerns about ethical gaps in at home testing for HIV says Arthur Caplan in his post on MSNBC.…
September 12, 2013 4:50 pm
A new vaccine against simian immunodeficiency virus has proved effective in monkeys, offering hope that researchers can develop a similar vaccine against HIV.
July 10, 2013 2:58 pm
The HIV gene medicines company Calimmune announced today that the first patient has begun treatment in a Phase I/II clinical trial designed to determine whether a pioneering genetic medicine approach can help to protect individuals infected with HIV.
May 7, 2013 2:09 pm
In halachic precedent, Israel’s former Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron rules life-saving organ donation can be received from HIV-positive patient, even if recipient may be infected with disease.
March 6, 2013 3:02 pm
Hydeia Broadbent was born with HIV coursing through her veins, invading her white blood cells and eroding her immune system. Her adoptive parents would find out three years later, after her biological mother and brother tested positive for the virus.
January 25, 2013 1:29 pm
Stanford scientists have developed a technique to genetically engineer certain immune cells and make them resistant to HIV – a technique that, if proved successful in human subjects, could provide an alternative to the lifetime of medication that people with HIV infections now face.
May 18, 2012 12:43 am
The FDA is considering whether to approve the use of an at-home HIV test. But, as a bioethicist points out, the test doesn’t come with counseling for people who test positive or negative and it’s only 93 percent accurate.
May 17, 2012 9:51 am
An at-home HIV test that claims to diagnose the disease in 20 minutes from saliva on a mouth swab is a step closer to hitting store shelves, now that an advisory panel of experts recommended the test kit’s approval to the Food and Drug Administration.
March 13, 2012 4:30 pm
Many advocates for syringe exchanges say that in allowing an outdated moral agenda to trump science, politicians like Rogers are launching a misguided attack on both drug users and taxpayers in general. Eight federally-funded research reports have concluded that these programs reduce HIV transmission without increasing the use of illicit drugs. In New York City, the rate of new HIV infections among drug users fell 80 percent after the city implemented syringe exchanges. And the cost savings from such programs have been enormous: A clean syringe costs about $0.97 (PDF), according to Human Rights Watch. The average lifetime cost for treating HIV, in contrast, is around $300,000.