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This course will discuss HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world including its history, science, and culture as well as developments in behavioral and biomedical prevention, experimental AIDS vaccines, and clinical care issues. The course will also include a discussion of the populations that are particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and a look at future challenges facing people infected and affected by the AIDS pandemic.

Start Date: Feb 01, 2013 Topics: General History


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This undergraduate-level course surveyed the history and science of HIV, the social response to AIDS, current behavioral & biomedical prevention research, AIDS vaccines, and clinical care issues.


  • Dates: Feb 01, 2013 to Apr 01, 2013
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Kimberley Sessions Hagen
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: General History

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