Ethical and regulatory considerations in HIV prevention studies employing respondent-driven sampling.

  title={Ethical and regulatory considerations in HIV prevention studies employing respondent-driven sampling.},
  author={Salaam Semaan and Scott Santiba{\~n}ez and Richard S. Garfein and Douglas D. Heckathorn and Don C Des Jarlais},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  volume={20 1},
OBJECTIVE To review the scientific, ethical, and regulatory literature because no official guidance exists on remuneration for participant-driven recruitment or on investigators' responsibilities for informing participants of their discordant partnerships. METHODS We reviewed the studies that used RDS to recruit injection-drug users (IDUs), 1995-2006, and the relevant scientific, ethical, and regulatory literature that shed light on arguments for and against practices that can be used in… CONTINUE READING

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