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HIV Infection in Women, Children, and Adolescents

4th term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Heena Brahmbhatt

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Presents the epidemiology of AIDS and HIV infection, risk factors, and social context for women, children, and adolescents, demonstrating how the epidemic in these three populations are linked biologically, epidemically, socially, and politically. Discusses prevention issues, the theoretical bases of prevention programs, and programatic and policy issues. Emphasizes the epidemiological and behavioral factors that have shaped the current epidemic of HIV infection. Expert guest speakers present their work.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss distribution and determinants of HIV/AIDS infection among pediatric, adolescent, and female populations
  2. Explain some issues in the clinical practice of HIV/AIDS medicine among pediatric, adolescent, and female populations
  3. Describe issues unique to HIV-infected females, such as childbearing, breastfeeding, and domestic violence
Methods of Assessment:

10% - Attendance (listening to lectures, watching films, and attending at least 2 LiveTalks) 10% - Course participation (active involvement in LiveTalk discussions, interaction with other students/faculty on Discussion Forum, involvement in posing/responding to questions on Discussion Forum) 40% - Midterm Exam and 40% - Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required