About this Course
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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.)...
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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Unit 1 - Beginnings: A New Disease Surprises The World

HIV Basics, Stigma, Three Books, Chimps to Humans, Some Memories...
Reading
9 videos (Total 94 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
01.02 - A Snapshot of the Epidemic6m
01.03 - Mini-Intro (2): Suggested Books6m
01.04 - Memories of the Beginning: San Juan and Cambridge, Mass.15m
01.05 - Some History17m
01.06 - Memories of the Beginning: Chicago and Philadelphia19m
01.07 - Mini-Intro (3): Learning about Science; The Bodily Fluids that Carry HIV2m
01.08 - HIV, Other Viruses, Other Species, Virus Hunters17m
01.09 - Mini-Intro (4): Talking About Sex2m
Reading5 readings
Syllabus6m
Discussion Forum Guidelines4m
Welcome to Unit 1!4m
Video Schedule6m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 1 Quiz20m

2

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Unit 2 - Transmission, Gender, Politics

Transmission, Gender, More Memories...
Reading
7 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
02.02 - Sexual Transmission of HIV13m
02.03 - Taking a Sexual History11m
02.04 - Non-Sexual Transmission of HIV7m
02.05 - Four Presidents (1): Reagan16m
02.06 - Memories of the Beginning: Princeton and Washington, DC, and Ann Arbor, MI17m
02.07 - Memories of the Beginning: NIH6m
Reading1 reading
Unit 2: What to expect4m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 2 Quiz20m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Unit 3 - Testing (and Some Politics and Memories)

The Critical Issue--Testing...
Reading
9 videos (Total 119 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
03.02 - Memories of the Beginning: Detroit17m
03.03 - Future Ministers Get Tested13m
03.04 - Test Counselors19m
03.05 - Professor Tests Himself, Oral Swab 13m
03.06 - Professor Tests Himself, Blood 7m
03.07 - Four Presidents (2): Museveni10m
03.08 - Update on Testing6m
03.09 - 03.09 - Course Recap8m
Reading1 reading
Welcome to Unit 34m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 3 Quiz20m

4

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Unit 4 - Living With HIV

Not a death sentence, but not easy; More Politics, Sexual Orientation...
Reading
5 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
04.02 - Richard's Story - Living with HIV9m
04.03 - Bug Chasers and Gift Givers5m
04.04 - Four Presidents (3): Bush13m
04.05 - AIDS, Gender, Sexual Orientation Issues14m
Reading1 reading
Unit 4 Preview4m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 4 Quiz20m
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83%

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Money

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got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By HPNov 27th 2016

I thank Dr. Meisler, and everyone else involved in this course for their excellent work and for enabling me to obtain the knowledge that I have acquired studying this course. Well done.

By TSFeb 1st 2016

Amazing course! It opens our mind to the world in which all people are equal nonetheless what disease they have. Everyone should consider taking this course.

Instructor

Richard Meisler, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of American Culture, University of Michigan

About University of Michigan

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