A Legacy of Mistrust: Research and People of Color
Clinical trials (the study of new treatments in people) are critical if we are ever to find better ways to treat HIV, and, eventually, a cure. Unfortunately, people of color, women, and IV drug users have been under-represented in these trials for many years. In fact, research for many diseases has often focused on white men, leading to a dangerous lack of data on how treatments work in women and people of color. Why has this occurred? To understand the challenges of encouraging participation by those who have often been overlooked, we must be aware of previous violations of human rights in clinical trials.View Full Article
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