The present article represents a consensus view of the appropriate utilization of chimpanzees in AIDS research arrived at as a result of a meeting of a group of scientists involved in AIDS research with chimpanzees and bioethicists. The paper considers which types of studies are scientifically justifiable in this species, the conditions under which such studies should be carried out, and the conditions which should be encouraged for post-experimental retirement of these animals.

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Journal of Medical Primatology
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van den Akker, R., Balls, M., Eichberg, J. W., Goodall, J., Heeney, J., Osterhaus, A., … Spruit, I. (1993). Chimpanzees in AIDS research: A biomedical and bioethical perspective. Journal of Medical Primatology, 22, 390–392. Retrieved from