Global Perspectives on the HIV and AIDS epidemic

Course Number: HS 225
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
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The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the social and behavioral factors that influence the transmission and prevention of HIV and AIDS worldwide. 

Beginning in 1981 when the first case of HIV was diagnosed, the HIV and AIDS epidemic has dramatically altered the social, cultural, economic, political and demographic landscape worldwide. Understanding the drivers and the implications of this epidemic for individuals, families, communities and countries requires insight into the myriad of biological, socio-cultural and political factors that shape individual knowledge and behavior, access to preventive and treatment modalities, as well as the political and international responses to the epidemic. 

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