Ethics and AIDS in Africa: The Challenge to Our Thinking

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Editors: Anton A. Van Niekerk and Loretta M Kopelman
Publisher: Routledge (2013)
ISBN-10: 1598740717
ISBN-13: 9780864866738
Condition: Very Good. The cover has a few scratches, light scuffing along the edges and small creases across the corners. 
Biinding: Softcover
Pages: 223
Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 1.7 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

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Africa poses daunting medical, social, and economic challenges, placing local, regional, national, and international communities at a moral crossroads. This book, the first to systematically examine the ethical implications of the AIDS pandemic for Africa, examines such pressing questions as: How do we deal with the uncertainties surrounding AIDS statistics? Is it really too costly to provide people highly active anti-retroviral therapies in Africa? What is the relationship between AIDS and poverty? Is the political leadership in South Africa doing what is right and prudent to meet the challenge of AIDS? Is the developed world responding responsibly and justly to this crisis in the developing world? Is it moral for companies to make profits from AIDS drugs? Given the scope of the crisis, ought First World ethical standards for doing research on AIDS drugs and vaccines to apply unchanged to Africa? Ought we to include children in research for AIDS vaccines, and if so, how? Why do people persist in regarding AID
S as punishment for sin?


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