ADVANCED ISSUES ON HIV/AIDS Syllabus
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
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
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 AudienceStudents at JHSPH and Summer Institute participants
Additional Faculty Notes:1. Stine, G. (2012). AIDS Update 2012.
2. Weeks, B (2010). AIDS: The Biological Basis.
Academic Ethics Code
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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