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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Introduction to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

MEDS 4051  |  1 credit hour 

Fall Semester | Syllabus (PDF)

W 4:00 - 5:20 PM

Jason Blackard, PhD | | 513-558-4389

This course will provide students with a brief introduction to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and will cover modes of transmission, the virus life cycle, prevention/education, treatment strategies, and social/ethical issues.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the global HIV/AIDS epidemic
  • Describe the modes of HIV transmission
  • Describe the HIV replication cycle
  • Outline HIV prevention and education strategies
  • Describe current HIV treatment strategies
  • Evaluate social and ethical issues related to HIV/AIDS


Gerald J. Stine (2013) AIDS Update 2014, 23rd edition, McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN (Paperback): 978-0073527680