Hopefully April showers have brought you May flowers! We’ve done some weeding ourselves and have found some articles of interest for this week’s edition of our Research Ethics Roundup.

NIH Stops HIV Vaccine Trial: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases halted its HVTN 505 study, the largest HIV vaccine study of its kind, after an independent monitoring board found during a routine interim [...] Read more


by Joan Rachlin, Executive Director

A remarkable documentary, How to Survive a Plague (HtSaP), was shown at PRIM&R’s 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference last month. HtSaP was just nominated for an Academy Award last week in the Best Documentary category, and I am writing to recommend it to you because it has particular relevance for those working in the research ethics field. In addition [...] Read more


After the commemoration of World AIDS Day last week, it’s encouraging to hear that researchers have found renewed hope and inspiration in the search for a cure. In this week's "Science Times" synthesis, learn about the new developments in HIV research, and share your thoughts on the current state of AIDS research and the potential impact of President Obama’s speech in which he committed to significant increases in funding.

Week of November 29