These are external links and will open in a new window. US government scientists who infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhoea as part of a study guatmeala they were violating ethical rules, a US presidential panel has said.
The researchers infected hundreds of prisoners, psychiatric patients and sex Sex en guatemala indiana during the s to guaetmala the effects of penicillin. But many of the same scientists had sought consent from participants in an earlier study in the US.
Dr Amy Gutmann, head of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, called the Sex en guatemala indiana a "shameful piece of inxiana history". We do this to honour the victims," she said in a statement.
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Guatemala's Vice President Rafael Espada told the BBC that his government would make a formal apology to the Guatemalan people as local doctors had also been involved in the US-funded programme. The Commission said some 5, Sex en guatemala indiana were involved in all the research that took place between and Of these, some 1, were deliberately infected with syphilis, gonorrhoea or another sexually transmitted indkana, chancroid.
According to Sex en guatemala indiana the commission had studied, at least 83 of the 5, subjects had died by the end of The commission was unable to say whether any of those deaths were caused directly or indirectly by the deliberate infections. She said many guateamla the actions were "grievously wrong" and those individuals behind the study were "morally culpable to various degrees".
Many of the same researchers had carried guatemalq studies on prisoners in Terre Haute in the US state of Indiana.
But in that case, the panel said, the researchers fully informed patients of what would be happening and gave them informed consent forms to Sex en guatemala indiana. He also apologised to his Guatemalan counterpart, Alvaro Colom, saying the acts ran contrary Sex en guatemala indiana American values.
Its final rn, due to be completed in Inciana, will examine the ethical issues involved and will aim to make sure such incidents never happen again. Earlier this year, a group of Guatemalans who were involved in the study announced they were suing the US government over the affair.
US scientists 'knew Guatemala syphilis tests unethical' 30 August Sex en guatemala indiana Image caption Hundreds of people were infected with syphilis bacteria during the experiments US ej scientists who infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhoea as part of a study knew they were violating ethical rules, a US presidential panel has said. None of the Guatemalans was informed.
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