HIV positive children – some only a few months old – are enrolled in toxic experiments without the consent of guardians or relatives. In some cases where parents have refused to give children their medication, they have been placed in care. The city’s Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) does not even require a court order to place HIV kids with foster parents or in children’s homes, where they can continue to give them experimental drugs.
So essentially because they have been removed from their biological parents (for whatever reason) – the state can decide that they are usable as guinea pigs.
Thanks, BBC – God knows you’d never hear this story in American media.
Added: Discussion on MeFi.