Incarnation Children's Center

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Incarnation Children's Center (ICC) is a nursing facility for children living with HIV in New York City. From 1989 until 2000 the center operated as a foster care boarding home; since then it has concentrated on providing medical care; the ICC is a non-profit corporation affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York and Columbia University. From the late 1980s through 2005, foster children at the Center with HIV/AIDS were enrolled on clinical trials of antiretroviral medication, which was successful in reducing the death rate from AIDS.[1] In 2005, the Center was the focus of "Guinea Pig Kids", a BBC documentary alleging ethical violations in these clinical trials;[1] the allegations prompted an investigation by the Vera Project, which concluded that no children had died as a result of the trials, but that the Center had kept poor records and sometimes failed to follow its own enrollment policies.[2] Subsequently, the BBC apologized for "very serious issues" in "Guinea Pig Kids", and conceded that the documentary made misleading allegations and was biased toward the views of AIDS denialists.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Scott, Janny; Leslie Kaufman (July 17, 2005). "Belated Charge Ignites Furor Over AIDS Drug Trial". New York Times.
  2. ^ Foderaro, Lisa (January 27, 2009). "Study Refutes Claims on AIDS Drug Trials". New York Times.
  3. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (October 23, 2007). "'Serious concern' at BBC over flawed HIV film". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Summaries of upheld complaints" (PDF). BBC Editorial Complaints Unit. Retrieved March 28, 2014.

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