About this Course
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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100% online course

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Approx. 14 hours to complete

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Globe

100% online course

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Clock

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

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 exercises
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 readings
Unit 2: What to expect4m
Quiz1 practice exercises
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 readings
Welcome to Unit 34m
Quiz1 practice exercises
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 readings
Unit 4 Preview4m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Unit 4 Quiz20m

5

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Unit 5 - Caring for Patients

Doctors, Medication, More Politics, More Memories...
Reading
7 videos (Total 100 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
05.02 - Caring for Patients: Dr. Brown and Ms. Corkery at the Detroit Receiving Hospital (Part 2)10m
05.03 - Memories of the Beginning: St. Louis and Detroit9m
05.04 - Four Presidents (4): Mbeki17m
05.05 - AIDS and the Practice of General Medicine6m
05.06 - Caring for Patients: Dr. Riddell at the University of Michigan22m
05.07 - The Drugs: Dr. Riddell Describes Antiretroviral Therapy13m
Reading1 readings
Unit 5 Introduction4m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Unit 5 Quiz20m

6

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Unit 6 - Prevention, Art, Poetry

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Reading
8 videos (Total 90 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
06.02 - Blood Nobility 15m
06.03 - Gardenias 8m
06.04 - HIV, Cultural Complexity, Art 26m
06.05 - Vaccine6m
06.06 - Circumcision and Prevention 2m
06.07 - Trusted Messengers in Zambia 4m
06.08 - Outreach to African-American Ministers 13m
Reading1 readings
Unit 6 Introduction10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Unit 6 Quiz20m

7

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Unit 7 - Wrapping Up

Cure? Legal Issues, Cost, The Future, Acting Up...
Reading
10 videos (Total 96 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
07.02 - The Criminalization of HIV 9m
07.03 - The Search for a Cure12m
07.04 - The Cost of Drugs7m
07.05 - Infected but not Treated8m
07.06 - Anti-Retroviral Treatment: The Problems 7m
07.07 - PrEP and PEP 4m
07.08 - Case Management and Community Health Workers19m
07.09 - Activism14m
07.10 - Farewell3m
Reading2 readings
For the last time . . .1m
Post-Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Unit 7 Quiz20m
4.8
Direction Signs

33%

started a new career after completing these courses
Briefcase

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Money

12%

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.

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