Read the hypothetical scenario below. Post at least 3 times in debating the topic, with each comment making substantive contributions toward the subject matter.  Focus on thinking critically about ALL potential ethical implications.

An area in rural South Africa has been located where residents have an extremely high HIV infection rate. These persons have virtually no access to health care, and absolutely no access to medication to treat HIV and thus slow its progression. They are dying in substantial numbers. The University of Texas Medical Branch is developing a new HIV treatment, and they would like to test it in this population. They consult with you to sort out the ethical implications of this research. What are their ethical obligations to this population? Can they ethically carry out this research?What recommendations or considerations would you make them aware of?