The psychology of “cure” - unique challenges to consent processes in HIV cure research in South Africa
- Medicine, PsychologyBMC medical ethics
Unique consent requirements for cure research in South Africa would include significant efforts to maximise understanding of trial procedures, risks and the need for long-term follow-up, and the psychological dimension of cure must not be underestimated.
Synergies, tensions and challenges in HIV prevention, treatment and cure research: exploratory conversations with HIV experts in South Africa
- MedicineBMC medical ethics
Assessing and managing knowledge and expectations around HIV cure research emerged as a central theme related to challenges to constructing ‘cure’ - how patients understand the idea of cure is important in explaining the complexity of cure research especially in the South African context where understanding of science is often challenging.
Micronutrients in HIV: A Bayesian Meta-Analysis
- MedicinePloS one
Micronutrient supplements are effective in reducing progression with a posterior probability of 97.9%.
Fatalities after CAM: an overview.
- MedicineThe British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Reports of fatalities that have occurred after acupuncture, EDTA-chelation therapy, and chiropractic are summarized to highlight the rare but potentially serious nature of adverse events after CAM.
Deaths after acupuncture: A systematic review
Acupuncture has been associated with numerous deaths and these fatalities are avoidable and a reminder of the need to insist on adequate training for all acupuncturists.
Dangerous medicines: Unproven AIDS cures and counterfeit antiretroviral drugs
- MedicineGlobalization and health
Countries, charged with fulfilling the right to health and committed to expanding access to ART must explicitly recognize their obligation to combat unproven AIDS treatments and ensure the availability of a safe and efficacious drugs supply.