Cultural issues should be addressed in IC process

August 2012
IRB Advisor;8/1/2012, p87
The article discusses the need for cultural issues to be addressed in the case of informed consent (IC). Cynthia Woodsong, director of social and behavioral sciences at the International Partnership for Microbicides in Silver Spring, Maryland says that HIV research participants who were women, were reluctant to have their blood drawn as they felt that if you keep taking the blood out of them, it will hurt. The best thing would be to ask local staff for assistance.


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