340.659.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 5:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Homayoon Farzadegan
    Teaching Assistant
    Kimberly Stein
  • Course Description

    This course will focus on the epidemiology of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Current knowledge of the biology, virology, epidemiology, and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS will be reviewed. Descriptive, analytical, and experimental studies will be critically reviewed to provide a synthesis of our current understanding of this infectious disease

    The course discusses the following topics at an advanced level: (1) Basic science and pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS, (2) Dynamics of the HIV epidemic in five continents, (3) Clinical management of HIV/AIDS in developed and developing countries, (4) Prevention and control modalities against HIV/AIDS, and (5) Future growth of the HIV/AIDS epidemic with special reference to global economic impact of HIV vaccine and eradication issues of HIV/AIDS.


  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • discuss and recommend solutions to HIV/AIDS pandemic world-wide and be conversant in economic and public health impact of HIV / AIDS in a variety of health systems settings
  • Course topics

    Early Events in Sexual Transmission of  HIV

    Advances in molecular pathogenesis and cellular restriction

    HIV and Viral Hepatitis

    HIV and IDU

    HIV and Malaria

    HIV Prevention Overview

    Funding for HIV-related Services in Developing Countries

    Ethical Issues in HIV Treatment in Developing Countries

    HIV and HPV

    HIV Treatment Adherence: An Emerging Prevention Strategy

    HIV Prevention in Maryland

    Advances in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Your grade depends on your attendance – we strongly recommend that you attend all 5 class sessions and both noontime seminars (on 06/18/13 and 6/19/13).  A sign-in sheet will be available at the end of each class and seminars. Please be sure to sign-in before leaving for the day. Your attendance is very important to your learning experience.



  • Intended Audience
    Students at JHSPH and Summer Institute participants
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:



    1. Stine, G. (2012). AIDS Update 2012.

    2. Weeks, B (2010). AIDS: The Biological Basis.                                                                                     


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