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applied topically (e.g. as a vaginal gel or cream) to try to prevent HIV infection. But what if a patient becomes infected with HIV during a microbicide trial? Do the researchers have an ethical duty to provide the patient with HIV drugs (antiretroviral therapy), which can be expensive and can add great costs to the trial?

Medical ethicists are divided on this question. Some argue that providing antiretroviral therapy is ethically obligatory. Others believe that such provision does not qualify as a mandatory ethical obligation but that it is "morally praiseworthy."

In an article in PLoS Medicine, Anna Forbes of the Global Campaign for Microbicides, an international coalition that works to accelerate microbicide development, outlines the campaign's consensus statement on providing antiretroviral therapy to patients who become infected during a microbicide trial. The campaign's position is that: "People who seroconvert [become HIV positive] during the course of a microbicide trial should be assured access to high quality HIV care, including antiretroviral treatment (ART) when it is needed."

Citation: Forbes A (2006) Moving toward assured access to treatment in microbicide trials. PLoS Med 3(7): e153.

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Press-only preview of the article: http://www.plos.org/press/plme-03-07-forbes.pdf

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