AIDS:Is It Genocide?
TheTuskegee Study was a peculiar American tragedy that played asignificant role in developing the practices and institutions thatguide the utilization of human volunteers in biomedical studies. Theauthors noted that syphilis took a damaging path in whites than theblack contingent. Additionally, women’s involvement in the projectwas disoriented due to their reproductive organs. As such, they couldnot provide the exact date the ailment started and manifested itself.The study wanted to establish an impact on untreated syphilis uponthe African American male population1.Therefore, theauthor hypothesized that this experiment was a program of managedgenocide among the black community. It was also down to poor ethicaland moral judgment.The aspects entailed while conducting the research influenced futurejudgment of the blacks about the medical institutions.
Theinvestigation was carried on with coordination from the locals andthe state’s health board. The government strived to ensure publictrust, thereby letting the members participate willingly. The majoroutcome of the experiment was an entire revamping of the policiessurrounding human experimentation. Majority of the black populationdeveloped a mistrust towards the healthcare profession and thegeneral public health care. Though the experimenters implied thattheir main agenda was to assist the African Americans, it seemed tohinder their existence. From the experiment, the notion that AIDS wasmedically created to control the population erupted. The study playeda significant role in deterring most individuals from adhering to theadvice of health professionals. Though the medical and scientificconcepts shaped how they perceived the ailment, the attitudes ofblacks on AIDS were based on the social, moral, religious, andpolitical conceptions. The experiment created a mistrust between theblacks and the medical facilities, particularly humanexperimentations.
Jones, James H. 1993. "" In Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, 220-241. New York: The Free Press.
1 Jones, James H. 1993. "" In Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, 220-241. New York: The Free Press.