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  1. A novel use of the link-file system for longitudinal studies of HIV infection : a practical solution to an ethical dilemma.

    Article - En anglais


    Longitudinal studies that collect sensitive data, such as test results for HIV antibodies, present difficult ethical problems for investigators.

    Personal identifiers are needed for longitudinal follow-up, but current regulations in the United States require that all subjects be informed of their HIV test results when identifiers are retained.

    Therefore, subjects who do not wish to learn their HIV status must be excluded from prospective research.

    Because these subjects may be at particularly high risk for HIV infection, this situation may lead to substantial bias.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Ethique, Méthodologie, Etude longitudinale, Prospective, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Anonymat, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Ethics, Methodology, Follow up study, Prospective, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Sexually transmitted disease, Anonymousness, Epidemiology, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0395373

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.