Published in AIDS Weekly, August 10th, 1998
The new ethical guidelines on HIV vaccine research will be published later this year. But in many cases the document merely will outline the procedure for reaching location-specific ethical solutions, because global ethical standards could not be agreed upon.
"There was a lot of disagreement about justice," said Ruth Macklin of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. "The regions disagreed about substantive standards. A procedural standard was the only way to move forward."
Macklin, chair of the Joint United Nations...
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