Ethical issues in research on preventing HIV infection among injecting drug users

Don C. Des Jarlais, Paul A. Gaist, Samuel R. Friedman

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The ethical issues in conducting research on preventing HIV infection are among the most complex of any area of human subjects research. This article is an update of a 1987 article that addressed potential conflicts between research design and ethics with respect to AIDS prevention among injecting drug users. The present article reviews current ethical issues that arise in the design and conduct of HIV/AIDS prevention research focused on injecting drug users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-144
Number of pages12
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1995



  • AIDS
  • drug user
  • ethics
  • HIV
  • injecting
  • research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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