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Researcher: Barriers Keep Teens from Participating in HIV and STI Studies

A recent paper from Rice University argues legal barriers barring adolescents from participating in HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) studies should be removed. We talk with one of the authors, Dr. Quianta Moore, a scholar in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and adjunct assistant professor in Baylor College of […]

A recent paper from Rice University argues legal barriers barring adolescents from participating in HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) studies should be removed.

We talk with one of the authors, Dr. Quianta Moore, a scholar in health policy at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and adjunct assistant professor in Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. She tells us what those legal barriers are and why she believes removing them would move research forward.

MORE: Legal Barriers to Adolescent Participation in HIV and STI Research Need to be Removed (Rice University, Jan. 11, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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