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Coursera: AIDS: Fear and Hope

 with  Richard Meisler
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.)

Syllabus

Unit 1 - Beginnings: A New Disease Surprises The World
HIV Basics, Stigma, Three Books, Chimps to Humans, Some Memories

Unit 2 - Transmission, Gender, Politics
Transmission, Gender, More Memories

Unit 3 - Testing (and Some Politics and Memories)
The Critical Issue--Testing

Unit 4 - Living With HIV
Not a death sentence, but not easy; More Politics, Sexual Orientation

Unit 5 - Caring for Patients
Doctors, Medication, More Politics, More Memories

Unit 6 - Prevention, Art, Poetry


Unit 7 - Wrapping Up
Cure? Legal Issues, Cost, The Future, Acting Up

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 2-4 hours a week
Calendar 7 weeks long
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