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Advanced Topics On Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS

East Baltimore
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Homayoon Farzadegan

Basic HIV knowledge or experience is adequate for enrollment in the course. Prior enrollment in 340.646 is not required.


Focuses on directed readings and discussion on the science and pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS. Covers dynamics of the HIV epidemic in the populated world, difficulties and contrasts between clinical management of HIV/AIDS in developed and developing countries, prevention and control modalities against HIV/AIDS, and predicting patterns of future growth of the HIV/AIDS epidemic with special reference to global economic impact of HIV vaccine and eradication issues of HIV/AIDS.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the genetics, biology, and physiology of the newest discoveries of HIV/AIDS pathogenesis
  2. Describe the new targets for anti-HIV drugs and long-term side effects of current drugs
  3. Discuss HIV treatment issues in developed and developing countries
  4. Analyze the impact of co-infections with other microbial infections of HIV/AIDS epidemiology and pathogenesis
  5. Identify preventive measures against HIV infection in the forms of microbicides and behavioral changes
  6. Compare and contrast the HIV pandemic in different countries, particularly with respect to the potential explosion of the HIV epidemic
Methods of Assessment:

class participation & attendance (30%), group presentation (30%), final paper (40%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required