Week 1: HISTORY: Focusing on the origin of HIV, its initial discovery in
humans, the early response to HIV (good, bad, and ugly), and its global spread
Dr. Hagen: The Origin of HIV
Dr. James W. Curran: The History of AIDS
Week 2: SCIENCE: Focusing on how the immune system
works, what HIV does to disable the body’s ability to protect itself against
everyday germs, and important scientific questions about HIV that are as yet
Dr. Hagen: The Normal Immune System
Dr. Eric Hunter: HIV's Effect on the Immune System
Week 3: BEHAVIORAL PREVENTION: Focusing on behavior change, culturally embedded HIV prevention and awareness messages, an exceptionally cost-effective way to reduce HIV transmission rates, and
where to find information about prevention interventions of proven efficacy.
Dr. Hagen: Introduction; Theories of Behavior Change; The DEBI Project
Dr. Kate Winskell: Scenarios from Africa / Global Dialogues
Dr. Susan Allen: Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing
Week 4: BIOMEDICAL PREVENTION: Focusing on current research in biological ways to reduce transmission between mother and child, in the workplace, and among sero-discordant couples.
Dr. Hagen: Preventing MTCT; PEP; PrEP
Dr. Carlos del Rio: TasP; Male Circumcision
Week 5: VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: Focusing on how HIV affects and is affected by political, cultural, sexual, biological, and gender-based factors.
Dr. Hagen: Social Determinants of
Dr. Claire Sterk: Women
Dr. Patrick Sullivan: Men who have Sex with Men
Dr. Rana Chakraborty: Children and Adolescents
Dr. Anne Spaulding: Prisoners
Week 6: CLINICAL CARE ISSUES: Focusing on developments in HIV testing, the illnesses that people with HIV/AIDS are at risk from, and crucial issues that can affect the success of HIV treatment.
Dr. Hagen: HIV Testing; AIDS-defining and Opportunistic Infections
Dr. Marcia Holstad: Health Literacy; Obstacles to Medication Adherence
Week 7: AIDS VACCINES: Focusing on an explanation of what vaccines are, the requirements
for a successful HIV/AIDS vaccine, what is involved in being a volunteer in a
clinical trial of an experimental AIDS vaccine, and a discussion of vaccine
trial results to date.
Dr. Hagen: Vaccine History and Development
Dr. Paula Frew: Participating in an Experimental AIDS Vaccine Trial
Week 8: FUTURE CHALLENGES: Focusing on key areas in the battle to successfully mitigate global suffering related to AIDS.
Dr. Hagen: The Economics of AIDS
Dr. Vincent Marconi: Curing HIV
Dr. James Curran: The Next 30 Years
Week 9: RESPONDING TO HIV/AIDS: Focusing on how individuals, organizations, and societies have and are responding to the pandemic.
Dr. Hagen: On Being a Volunteer
Dr. John Blevins: The History of AIDS Activism; Religion as a Social Force in HIV