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The basic biology of the virus, HIV, and the disease it causes, AIDS. The economic, social and political factors that determine who gets sick and who remains healthy, who lives and who dies. The progress of scientific research and medical treatments. The reasons for hope; the reasons for fear. (To get a glimpse of some of the materials that students have been posting on the course forums, go to @AIDSFAH or #AIDSFAH.)
- Week 1 - Unit 1 - Beginnings: A New Disease Surprises The World
HIV Basics, Stigma, Three Books, Chimps to Humans, Some Memories
- Week 2 - Unit 2 - Transmission, Gender, Politics
Transmission, Gender, More Memories
- Week 3 - Unit 3 - Testing (and Some Politics and Memories)
The Critical Issue--Testing
- Week 4 - Unit 4 - Living With HIV
Not a death sentence, but not easy; More Politics, Sexual Orientation
- Week 5 - Unit 5 - Caring for Patients
Doctors, Medication, More Politics, More Memories
- Week 6 - Unit 6 - Prevention, Art, Poetry
- Week 7 - Unit 7 - Wrapping Up
Cure? Legal Issues, Cost, The Future, Acting Up
Richard Meisler, Ph.D.
Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
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