A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

A man's body cures it's self of HIV?


The man has declined to come in for further testing. Testing that could find out how his body fought off the disease, and help create a vacine that could save millions.

I can think of two reasons he's not wanting to help:

  1. He has no desire to be regularly stuck with needles, scanned, probed, poked, prodded, etc.
  2. He is holding out for money. Which every company can figure out what his body did stands to make billions, and he wants a share.

So, what do you think? Should this person have his rights taken away and forced to become a guinnea pig for the sake of millions of others in the world? What percentage of profits from any resulting drug from research on him should he be entitled to? If it was you, and you have been granted life, would you go out and enjoy life or spend the next umpteen years getting blood drawn and tests done?

Personally, I think he should do the testing, but should also be entitled to a good share of the profits. Further, I think I would negotiate a deal limited the kinds of tests and the amounts, like say on pint of blood a month, at most, just like with the Red Cross.

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