University of Michigan

AIDS: Fear and Hope

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals


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Beginner level
No prior experience required
15 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Hear about the histories of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and personal narratives from those who contracted the disease as well as from caretakers.

  • Experts will share about HIV biology, transmission, testing, prevention, treatment, and the search for a cure.

  • How economics, politics, culture, social patterns, and law are all factors that affect the nature, appearance, and health outcomes of a disease.

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There are 7 modules in this course

HIV Basics, Stigma, Three Books, Chimps to Humans, Some Memories

What's included

9 videos6 readings1 quiz

Transmission, Gender, More Memories

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7 videos1 reading1 quiz

The Critical Issue--Testing

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9 videos1 reading1 quiz

Not a death sentence, but not easy; More Politics, Sexual Orientation

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz

Doctors, Medication, More Politics, More Memories

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7 videos1 reading1 quiz

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8 videos1 reading1 quiz

Cure? Legal Issues, Cost, The Future, Acting Up

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10 videos3 readings1 quiz


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4.9 (55 ratings)
Richard Meisler, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
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