Would you avail yourself as a Ginea pig in trials of new treatment ?

By Nic
@academic2 (7011)
Uganda
July 28, 2007 3:05am CST
Recently in my country, some 35 women volunteers where infected with the HIV when they offered themselves to a pilot trial of some HIV treatment-they were made to believe it was safe to be used as a control for the experiment in which actual viruses were deposited into their bodies! This raises the question would you avail your self as guinea pig?
1 response
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I personally wouldn't do it. I would be too afraid of the possible long term side effects that they may not know about. It's just a risk I'm not willing to take no matter how much someone is willing to pay me.
@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
29 Jul 07
I agree,my compatriots have paid derly for the ignorance of what you call, long term side effects!