340.646.81 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT OF HIV AND AIDS
Provides an overview of the historical and public health aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with review and analysis of virology; immunology; clinical and laboratory manifestations; legal and ethical issues; economic impact; and needs for future research and intervention for global control of the HIV epidemic.
1. Establish a knowledge base on basic science of HIV infection and host response 2. Recognize and compare HIV/AIDS epidemics at the global level 3. Explain the basis of clinical management of HIV infection at individual and population levels 4. Analyze the economic impact of HIV treatments 5. Compare risk factors for HIV infection and the behavioral interventions for prevention of HIV infection 6. Analyze vertical transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their newborns in the U.S. and other parts of the world 7. Describe the science and epidemiology of dual infections of HIV and viral hepatitis, HPV, tuberculosis, and malaria 8. Analyze intervention modalities used to interrupt vertical transmission of HIV 9. Discuss several aspects of legal issues in the HIV/AIDS field 10. Predict future issues and trends of HIV/AIDS by understanding the concept of HIV candidate vaccines, the economic burden of HIV/AIDS in the world, and the future projections of HIV/AIDS cases during the upcoming decade
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