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Biology of HIV/AIDS


In this upper-level seminar course, we will read and discuss primary journal articles related to HIV/AIDS. We will examine these articles in a chronological fashion, beginning with the first scientific reports of HIV/AIDS from 1981 and progressing through the most recent articles. Through this in-depth analysis of the scientific literature, we will see how current advances in the field are predicated on earlier knowledge. We also will begin to see how technological advancements have led to new scientific knowledge. Throughout the semester, we also will examine popular press accounts of major scientific advancements and investigate the role of reportage in this pandemic.


BIO 201, 202, or 208/238 and permission of the instructor.