Dr. Celia B. Fisher Examines Whether IRBs Hinder HIV Research with LGBT Youth

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The dearth of HIV prevention research on LGBT individuals under 18 years of age is at least partially a result of conservative Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), according to new research by Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher, and colleague Dr. Brian Mustanski of Northwestern University’s IMPACT Program.

Fisher and Mustanski describe this problem in their article, “HIV Rates Are Increasing in Gay/Bisexual Teens: IRB Barriers to Research Must Be Resolved to Bend the Curve,” to be published by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

“Without the science, we won’t have service,” Mustanski said in an article highlighting their research by Reuters.  “Without the service we’re going to continue to see a growing epidemic in this population.”

Read more about this research in the Reuters article as well as in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 


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