ethics

‘Who is Helsinki?’ Sex workers advise improving communication for good participatory practice in clinical trials

This article looks at the 'premature' closure of trials of anti retoviral medicines for prevention due to communities recognising that the trials were unethical. It recommends how researchers can avoid such problems in the future.

 

Doing it together: sex workers and researchers

An article by Pyett, P in Research for Sex Work, 1998, 1:11-13.

One of the ethical guidelines for sex work research is involving sex workers in all aspects of the research process. Priscilla Pyett of La Trobe University, Australia, describes such a collaborative research programme. (adapted from author)

Ethical Dilemmas in Sex Work Research

An article by Wahab, S. and Sloan, L in Research for Sex Work June 2004: 3-4.

Trials and Tribulations of HIV Prevention Research

A news story, from PlusNews, that explores why South African women have volunteered in their thousands to participate in clinical trials for microbicides. It also explains why they might drop out of the study before its completion.

Preventing Prevention Trial Failures: A case study and lessons for future trials from the 2004 Tenofovir trial in Cambodia

This document is published by the Global Campaign for Microbicides and is based on interviews conducted in Cambodia and by telephone from mid-2006 through 2008 with key players in the events surrounding the 2004 trial to determine whether tenofovir disoproxil fumarate was safe and effective for use as a pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission. Before the trial formally began, preparations for it were halted by the Cambodian government following protests led by the Women’s Network for Unity (WNU), the union of Cambodian sex workers.

Bridging Communities in Sex Work Research

A workshop abstract by Wood, E. and Goodyear, M. from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Eastern & Midcontinent Region Joint Conference St Petersburg June 2009.

Sex work research: methodological and ethical challenges

An article by  Shaver FM. in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2005; 20; 296.

Can health programmes lead to mistreatment of sex workers?

An article by  Loff B., Longo P. and Overs C. in The Lancet, Volume 361, Issue 9373, Pages 1982 - 1983, 7 June 2003.

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