Purpose: This course is designed to provide the basic facts on the structure, lifecycle, transmission, diagnosis, pathology and control of HIV and AIDS in humans.

Learning outcomes:

1.       Describe the structural features of HIV and relate to its lifecycle;

2.       Discuss the progression of AIDS and its pathogenesis in humans;

3.       Describe the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS;

4.       Relate the helper T cells population to the progression of AIDS disease;

5.       Discuss the immunological principle underlying a HIV test;

6.       Make an overview of the trend in HIV and AIDS research.