The way I was looking at it was that the couples would currently avoid
having unprotected sex. It wasn't clear what the study wanted you to do
after you received your vaccine/placebo.. If the study prompted you to have
unprotected sex, and you turned out to have gotten the placebo, you probably
wouldn't be particularly pleased.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loree Thomas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 1:04 AM
Subject: Re: MED/SOCIETY:'100% success' for male pill trial
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wilson" <email@example.com>
> > http://www.dfwdoctors.com/utsw/herpes.htm
> > Can you IMAGINE participating in this study, and receiving the placebo?
> > You'd instantly get an incurable disease for your trouble.
> > Yikes.
> I believe you are looking at this wrong. The study takes =existing=
> where one is infected and the other isn't.
> Your chances of becoming infected during the study are exactly the same as
> if you didn't participate... if you recieve the placebo.
> You have a better chance of avoiding infection in the long run if the
> gets done.
> And you might get the vaccine instead of the placebo... and it might
> actually work.
> I don't see the downside.
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