A historical look into the Science and Politics of HIV and AIDS.

The Science of HIV & AIDS An academic look at the biology of HIV; the causative agent of AIDS. Questioning the nature of the virus and how it parasitizes the human body. In response, how does the body's immune system fight the infection and why does it usually fail. Further discussions will consider HIV as a sexually transmitted disease.

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The Politics of HIV & AIDS In 1980 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States became aware of a deadly disease spreading throughout small populations. In 1981 the causative agent was identified as HIV. In 1981 the modes of transmission were identified. Since then many events have molded the political history of HIV. Work-in-progress.

Dr. Roger Bohman UCLA Online with Dr. Bohman

Dr. Roger Bohman is a prominent Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of California in Los Angeles. His favorite class is Biology 40, on AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. It is a very popular course at the University.

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