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Many organisations and networks are working to articulate and resolve ethical issues of HIV prevention trials, and to develop models for community involvement and mobilisation.


1 Ethics of Clinical Trials Factsheet (4 pages) word pdf
2 Consensus Points on Access to Treatment and Standards of Care Microbicides Trials (3 pages) pdf

In Depth Resources


Mapping the Standards of Care at Microbicide Clinical Trial Sites
Feb 09 - Full Report (77 pages)


Mapping the Standards of Care at Microbicide Clinical Trial Sites
Feb 09 - Executive Summary (22 pages)


Overcoming Key Obstacles to adolescent involvement in HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Trials: A Roadmap for Stakeholders
2008 (15 pages) HIV AIDS Vaccines Ethics Group & GCM

4 Rethinking the Ethical Roadmap for Clinical Testing of Microbicides: Report on an International Consultation
March 2005 (link - per chapter) (zip - full report 75 pages)
zip link
5 Mobilization for Community Involvement in Microbicide Trials in Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
July 2003 (48 pages)

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of primarily non-vaccine interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV. HPTN has both an Ethics Working Group and a Community Working Group, and members of these groups and the Global Campaign often work in collaboration on cross-cutting issues and activities.

The HPTN has produced a document that provides guidance for ethical decision-making and practice in HPTN-sponsored clinical trials.

The Community Working Group advises and advocates for community participation at all levels of the research process and ensures community participation is adequately addressed at the sites and in the management of the HPTN.

Microbicide and vaccine research share many issues in ethics and community involvement, and there are several resources within the vaccine world that have insight for microbicides. Some of these include:

HIV Vaccine Trials Network Community

South Africa AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) HIV/AIDS Vaccine Ethics Group.