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close this bookUNAIDS-Sponsored Regional Workshops to Discuss Ethical Issues in Preventive HIV Vaccine Trials (UNAIDS, 2000, 52 p.)
close this folderWORKSHOP REPORTS
close this folderENTEBBE, UGANDA, 27-29 APRIL, 1998
View the document1. Phase I/II (Safety and Immunogenicity) Trials
View the document2. Phase III Trials
View the document3. Vulnerability to Harm and Exploitation
View the document4. Community
View the document5. Ethical Review
View the document6. Intellectual Property
View the document7. Control Arm in Trials
View the document8. Informed Consent
View the document9. Counselling
View the document10. Gender, Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding
View the document11. Children
View the document12. Discrimination
View the document13. Treatment and Care
View the document14. Endpoints in Vaccine Trials
View the document15. Compensation for Injury or Harm
View the document16. Access and Availability of Vaccine

11. Children

Discussion:

The group recognized the importance of children and adolescents in HIV vaccine trials, but was unable to adequately discuss the issue due to time constraints. One group proposed that children of mothers who received the candidate vaccine should be enrolled in the trial for collection of data only, but that children should not generally be enrolled in a trial until following successful completion of a phase III trial in adults. This is because they cannot give adequate informed consent. However, the ages at which childhood effectively begins and ends was not defined.