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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

A new Tuskegee Experiment

A NY city agency said Friday that it has asked for a review of its policies and whether they were followed when it allowed more than 400 HIV-positive children in foster care to be enrolled in tests of HIV drugs from the late 1980s to 2001.

John Mattingly, commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services, said the inquiry would look into whether the agency acquired the necessary parental or guardian permissions to include the children in the research.

The agency said that about 465 HIV-positive children were enrolled in drug tests between 1988 and 2001, the majority before 1996. The tests were conducted as researchers tried to figure out what kind of drugs would combat HIV and AIDS in children.

What have we learnedin the 33 years since the end of the 40 year Tuskegee Syphilis experiment?  Once again it is the most poor and defenseless put up as lab rats for corporate experimentation.


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