HIV/AIDS and History
General Catalog Course Title:
Freshman Seminar
Terms Offered:
Spring 2012
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Lesch, John

In this course we will explore the history of HIV/AIDS through short readings, films, and weekly discussion. Topics may include the experiences of patients and doctors in the early AIDS epidemic in the U.S., AIDS politics in the U.S. and the role of AIDS activism, the discovery of HIV and controversies over causation, research on drug treatments and vaccines, the global spread and global politics of HIV/AIDS, the roles of the pharmaceutical industry and of international health organizations, and comparison of HIV/AIDS with other diseases, past and present.

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