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The participation of children in HIV/AIDS clinicals trials : ethical and legal considerations

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dc.contributor.advisor Slabbert, Melodie Nöthling
dc.contributor.author Mujinga, Sandrine Mutumba
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-20T06:31:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-20T06:31:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2700
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the legal position relating to the participation of children in research, especially in HIV preventive clinical research in South Africa. HIV/AIDS presents a real threat to humanity and particularly to the welfare of children. The participation of children in this type of trials is therefore vital. Children, as vulnerable participants, must also be protected from harm resulting from research. The study also considers the nature of HIV preventive clinical research, pointing to the inconsistencies in the legislation governing children’s participation in HIV preventive vaccine trials. The dissertation concludes that the question of the participation of children in HIV preventive clinical research poses many challenges, as the position in the South African law and relevant ethical guidelines are inconsistent and contradictory. The study recommends in the final instance that the relevant statutory provisions and ethical guidelines be harmonised in order to clear up the inconsistencies. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (64 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Medical research en
dc.subject Vaccine en
dc.subject Clinical trials en
dc.subject.ddc 346.135068
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Legal status, laws, etc -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) in children -- Research -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive children -- Research -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Human experimentation in medicine -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Human experimentation in medicine -- Moral and ethical aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Informed consent (Medical law) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Children's rights -- South Africa
dc.title The participation of children in HIV/AIDS clinicals trials : ethical and legal considerations en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Jurisprudence
dc.description.degree LL.M. (Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS)


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