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week 12 questions

There seems to be much debate on what is ethical when testing new drugs in poverty stricken countries. In the case of AIDS/HIV, a wide spread life-threatening disease, is it okay to test a new drug on only part of the control group even if the participants will never recieve any treatment otherwise?

The children are often indirectly affected by the treatment of their mothers and the community. Should children be used in experiementation, if so how young is too young, or when do you know if the child has informed consent?