Authors Archives: Eirik Saethre

Malicious Whites, Greedy Women, and Virtuous Volunteers: Negotiating Social Relations through Clinical Trial Narratives in South Africa

Abstract As clinical trial research increasingly permeates sub-Saharan Africa, tales of purposeful HIV infection, blood theft, and other harmful outcomes are widely reported by participants and community members. Examining responses to the Microbicide Development Programme 301—a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled microbicide trial—we investigate the ways in which these accounts embed medical research within postcolonial contexts. We […]

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