Courses: Perspectives in Biology: Toward an AIDS-Free World (BIOLH131H01)

Spring 2009

This course looks at the AIDS pandemic, from Westerners' first awareness of AIDS in the '80's to contemporary efforts to prevent/treat the disease. We will consider the biology of the AIDS virus and how identification of its genes and proteins and understanding of its natural history in human hosts helped guide scientists' research activities. We will examine social, political, epidemiological and economic factors that have complicated efforts to halt the spread of the disease and the ethical violations that have thwarted AIDS research and the development of effective treatment strategies.

Prerequisites: Please see message for Biol 130G. To be considered for this course, you must also register for Biol 130G.

Fulfills: NA II

Department

Biology (Web site)

Taught By

Ruth Guyer (Profile)

Meeting Times

TTh 11:30-1:00