Rose Dossou

Rose DossouRose Dossou was a participant in an early AZT versus placebo trial, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in the mid-1990s. This study sought to further “prove” what was already known in the West: that taking AZT while pregnant could result in an HIV-negative baby.  When the study ended, Rose’s son was born with HIV and she realized she had been given a placebo.