Boghuma Kabisen Titanji: Ethical riddles in HIV research



It’s an all too common story: after participating in an HIV clinical trial, a woman in sub-Saharan Africa is left without the resources to buy a bus ticket to her health clinic, let alone to afford life-saving antiretrovirals. Boghuma Kabisen Titanji asks an important question: how can researchers looking for a cure make sure they’re not taking advantage of those most affected by the pandemic? (Filmed at TEDxGoodenoughCollege.)

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28 thoughts on “Boghuma Kabisen Titanji: Ethical riddles in HIV research

  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    may be, may be not. You can't say that without saying which specific country you mean to start with, they aren't all the same. Many of them were never of much interest to colonial forces because many of them have no exploitable natural resources. And when the Europeans did come, the locals were f..ed just as they're now.

    But regardless. It's not the fault of the scientists that do the research.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    well maybe these countries are so 'f..ed up politically and socially' because of colonialism. European countries sucked those countries dry, taking all of their valuable raw resources and them just abandoned them with no stable economy or government. It hardly suprising that most of the governments that developed are corrupt and their health systems sub-standard.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    or may be they don't have access to treatment because their countries are f..ed up politically and socially, that there cannot be any infrastructure created, which means they're also f..ed economically and technically?

    You know very little about it.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    You get the feeling AN is the kinda guy who ends up getting punched in the face in the wee hours of a party, after having earned it all night. Know what I mean?

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    What Devilspawn Alex is. The Lady describes a situation where desperate people are given temporary treatment, then left to die, so that others can get ahead in their careers and their profit margins. The Lady is right: there should be a valid goal for the human testing, a valid plan for aftercare in trade fo their bodies as guinea bpigs (fair pay for risky work!), and standards that are the same as applied at home.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    Tell him, guy. What a schmuck would say that desperate people whose nations ahve been ravaged, exploited, enslaved, and under the thumb of the World Bank are to 'lucky' to be experimented on then left to die. WTF??? You're good people, with basic human qualities. More power to you.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    They don't have access to treatment because of criippling World Bank interest extortion, blockage of generic drug manufacture by international Big Pharm, and policies by predatory nations that allow medical conduct abroad that would never be allowed in their home nations. They are taking advtantage of deperate people after exporting HIV in USA-donated, unscreened blood under the Reagan Administration. It is not equivalent to the nonsense you claim. You know very little about it.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    the tone of your comment just so clashes with your photograph, it's amusing, my teenage keyboard warrior

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    Good. Someone had to invent it so they should earn money doing it. Otherwise there be no HIV cure.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    So you are quite comfortable with Africans being the lab rats for the 1st world?

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    Is HIV alone the cause of AIDS? If the answer is no, we should reset what we already know and start thinking about all possible solutions again.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    OMG you don't get the point these TED hipster talks are trying to make….why the hell are these negros not getting more free stuff they already get from the white devil.
    If negros would get everything for free they would start building space ships and invent like crazy new devices to cure all forms of poverty 🙂

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    You completely missed the point: its not unethical.
    Read again.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    500 characters is too little. Summing it up:
    She complains about HIV research being unethical but provides
    absolutely no example of anything unethical about the research.
    She seems to have the idea that the researchers somehow have the
    obligation to help the participants free of charge. Better some
    research than no research, IMO. You are free to decline, you do
    not have to participate. Instead of demanding more, try showing
    some gratitude for all the free stuff you already get.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    SO 29 YEARS AFTER ROBERT GALLO DECLARED "HIV=AIDS" USING UNETHICAL MEDICAL PRACTICES AND QUESTIONABLE, NON-PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH, WITH CONTAMINATED SAMPLES, YET STILL MADE THE STATEMENT EVERYONE WANTED TO HEAR WHILE ALREADY PATENTING ITS DETECTION METHOD DURING THE ANNOUNCEMENT WHICH WOULD MAKE HIM RICH, WE ARE NOW CONCERNED THAT THE WAY IN WHICH WE ENFORCE THIS LIE NEEDS TO BE ETHICAL? MALNUTRITION AND DRUG ABUSE CAUSE AIDS AND THEREFORE THE STATISTICS FOR AFRICA VS. THE US. HIV IS HARMLESS.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    why is aids in africa in the first place? this talk is a distraction: HIV antitode already exists, they launched it to test other newer substances on human subjects

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    It's that kind of denial that perpetuates the problem. AIDS and HIV are not rampant in Appalachia, when they are, we can look at their sexual practices, but until that time, let's focus on educating third-world craphole that it's not ok to mount everything that doesn't run away.

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